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Meaning of PARASOL

Pronunciation:  'paru`sol

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a handheld collapsible source of shade

PARASOL is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: sunshade
 See Also: shade



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par"a*sol`\, n. [F., fr. Sp. or Pg. parasol, or It.
    parasole; It. parare to ward off, Sp. & Pg. parar (L. parare
    to prepare) + It. sole sun, Sp. & Pg. sol (L. sol). See
    {Parry}, {Solar}.]
    A kind of small umbrella used by women as a protection from
    the sun.
  2. \Par"a*sol`\, v. t.
    To shade as with a parasol. [R.]
Computing Dictionary

Parallel Systems Object Language.

An object-oriented language which supports network and parallel computing. It has modules and exceptions.

["The Parasol Programming Language", R. Jervis <[email protected]>, Dr Dobbs J, Oct 1993, pp. 34-41].

Thesaurus Terms
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