Definition of umbrella
- decided to expand … by building new colleges under a federation umbrella
- —Diane Ravitch
The store sells Indian, Asian, and Middle Eastern foods under the umbrella of international cuisine.
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First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
: a device that is used for protection from the rain and sun
: a group or organization that includes many smaller groups
: something that includes several or many different things
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