parasol


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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 ?
Just be calm, cool, and quiet, that's safe and ladylike, and you can easily do it for fifteen minutes," said Amy, as they approached the first place, having borrowed the white parasol and been inspected by Meg, with a baby on each arm.
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.
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.
As to the propriety of this extraordinary outlay, the public mind was divided,--some affirming that it was well enough, all things considered, for once in one's life, and others stoutly affirming that the money had better have been sent to the missionaries; but all parties agreed that there had been no such parasol seen in those parts as had been sent on from New York, and that she had one silk dress that might fairly be trusted to stand alone, whatever might be said of its mistress.
On a summer afternoon in the Castle gardens, I have seen six students march solemnly into the grounds, in single file, each carrying a bright Chinese parasol and leading a prodigious dog by a string.
And then one by one they got up and stood, and went a-weaving around the ring so gentle and wavy and graceful, the men looking ever so tall and airy and straight, with their heads bobbing and skimming along, away up there under the tent-roof, and every lady's rose-leafy dress flapping soft and silky around her hips, and she looking like the most loveliest parasol.
I'll take the whip out, set up straight, an' drive fast; you hold your bo'quet in your lap, an' open your little red parasol, an' we'll jest make the natives stare
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.
What else was it possible to infer from what you said, you unkind creature, when you know as well as I do, that on his account only last quarter I wouldn't buy myself a new parasol, though that old green one is frayed the whole way up, and the fringe is perfectly mangy?
There was a threatening growl, a commanding exclamation, and an unaccountable pause, at the expiration of which she found herself supine on the sward, with her parasol between her eyes and the sun.
On the evening of one of the warmest days spring had yet bestowed on the inhabitants of Paris, might be seen negligently thrown upon the stone bench, a book, a parasol, and a work-basket, from which hung a partly embroidered cambric handkerchief, while at a little distance from these articles was a young woman, standing close to the iron gate, endeavoring to discern something on the other side by means of the openings in the planks, -- the earnestness of her attitude and the fixed gaze with which she seemed to seek the object of her wishes, proving how much her feelings were interested in the matter.
So, gathering a tiny mushroom for a parasol, she flew away; Daisy soon followed, and Violet was left alone.