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 ?
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.
And last of the goodly procession came Miss Monflathers, bearing herself a parasol of lilac silk, and supported by two smiling teachers, each mortally envious of the other, and devoted unto Miss Monflathers.
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.
We had a little tea-party here, last night--five-and-forty women, my dear sir--and gave every one of 'em a green parasol when she went away.
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.
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.
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
This playful inquiry was accompanied with another poke, and another, and then the old lord caught the parasol, and wouldn't give it up again, which induced the other lady to come to the rescue, and some very pretty sportiveness ensued.
Mr and Mrs Lammle have walked for some time on the Shanklin sands, and one may see by their footprints that they have not walked arm in arm, and that they have not walked in a straight track, and that they have walked in a moody humour; for, the lady has prodded little spirting holes in the damp sand before her with her parasol, and the gentleman has trailed his stick after him.