November 21, 2014 – Word of the Day



An umbrella provides a person with protection from rain, sun, or snow:


  • She’s holding an umbrella.
  • The umbrella protects her from the rain.
  • She usually carries an umbrella with her on days when it’s likely to rain.

at the beach

  • He’s sitting under an umbrella.
  • The umbrella protects him from the sun.
  • He usually sits under an umbrella when he goes to the beach because he doesn’t want to get a sunburn.


  • She’s holding a parasol. A parasol is a fancy umbrella, but it doesn’t provide very much protection.

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