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par·a·sol

 (păr′ə-sôl′, -sŏl′)
n.
A light, usually small umbrella carried as protection from the sun.

[French, from Italian parasole : parare, to shield (from Latin parāre, to prepare; see perə- in Indo-European roots) + sole, sun (from Latin sōl; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots).]

par′a·soled′ adj.

parasol

(ˈpærəˌsɒl)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) an umbrella used for protection against the sun; sunshade
[C17: via French from Italian parasole, from para-2 + sole sun, from Latin sōl]

par•a•sol

(ˈpær əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl)

n.
a lightweight umbrella used by women as a sunshade.
[1610–20; < French, Middle French < Italian parasole. See para-2, Sol]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parasol - a handheld collapsible source of shadeparasol - a handheld collapsible source of shade
shade - protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
Translations
طُفَيْلي
slunečník
parasol
suncobran
sólhlíf
skėtis
saulessargs
güneş şemsiyesi

parasol

[ˈpærəsɒl] Nsombrilla f, parasol m

parasol

[ˈpærəsɒl] n (hand-held)ombrelle f; (at café, over table)parasol m

parasol

nSonnenschirm m, → Parasol m (dated)

parasol

[ˌpærəˈsɒl] nparasole m inv

parasol

(ˈpӕrəsol) noun
a light umbrella used as a protection against the sun.
References in classic literature ?
As Nell approached the awful door, it turned slowly upon its hinges with a creaking noise, and, forth from the solemn grove beyond, came a long file of young ladies, two and two, all with open books in their hands, and some with parasols likewise.
All women like finery--extraordinary the effect of those parasols.
It was a wet day; it had been raining all the morning, and the invalids, with their parasols, had flocked into the arcades.
I have stood and watched it, sometimes, when you could not see any water at all, but only a brilliant tangle of bright blazers, and gay caps, and saucy hats, and many-coloured parasols, and silken rugs, and cloaks, and streaming ribbons, and dainty whites; when looking down into the lock from the quay, you might fancy it was a huge box into which flowers of every hue and shade had been thrown pell-mell, and lay piled up in a rainbow heap, that covered every corner.
It is said that on the occasion of a visit from General Jackson or General Harrison to this town (I forget which, but it is not to the purpose), he walked through three miles and a half of these young ladies all dressed out with parasols and silk stockings.
Joe called attention to the fact that these immense parasols were in proper accordance with the intense heat of the sun, and made thereon some pious reflections which it were needless to repeat.
Magdalen advanced to meet her sister, carelessly swinging her closed parasol from side to side, carelessly humming an air from the overture which had preceded the rising of the curtain on the previous night.
The parasol drew him like a magnet: he was sure it was hers.
She seated herself, for she was tired from her long tramp; and she began to rock gently and smooth out the folds of her silk parasol.
At once a little girl rose from her seat and walked to the door of the car, carrying a wicker suit-case in one hand and a round bird-cage covered up with newspapers in the other, while a parasol was tucked under her arm.
She glanced at him sideways under her lace parasol.
That afternoon three cheerful-looking Italians strolled about Black Hawk, looking at everything, and with them was a dark, stout woman who wore a long gold watch-chain about her neck and carried a black lace parasol.