Definitions for mantleˈmæn tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

man•tleˈmæn tl(n.; v.)-tled, -tling.

  1. (n.)a long, loose, capelike garment; sleeveless cloak.

    Category: Clothing

  2. something that covers, envelops, or conceals:

    the mantle of darkness.

  3. the portion of the earth, about 1800 mi. (2900 km) thick, between the crust and the core.

    Category: Geology

  4. an outgrowth of the body wall in mollusks and brachiopods that lines the inner surface of the shell valves and secretes a shell-forming substance.

    Category: Zoology, Invertebrates

  5. an incombustible hood that becomes incandescent and gives off a brilliant light when placed around a flame.

    Category: Chemistry

  6. the back, scapular, and inner wing plumage of a bird.

    Category: Ornithology, Anatomy

  7. Ref: mantel.

  8. (v.t.)to cover with or as if with a mantle; envelop; conceal.

  9. (v.i.)to overspread a surface.

  10. to flush; blush.

  11. to become covered with a coating, as foam.

Origin of mantle:

1200–50; ME mantel < AF, OF mantel < L mantellum cloak

Man•tleˈmæn tl(n.)

  1. Mickey (Charles), 1931–95, U.S. baseball player.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mantle(noun)

    the cloak as a symbol of authority

    "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"

  2. Mantle, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle(noun)

    United States baseball player (1931-1997)

  3. mantle(noun)

    the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

  4. blanket, mantle(noun)

    anything that covers

    "there was a blanket of snow"

  5. mantle, pallium(noun)

    (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell

  6. mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece(noun)

    shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

    "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"

  7. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall(noun)

    hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

  8. cape, mantle(verb)

    a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

  9. mantle(verb)

    spread over a surface, like a mantle

  10. mantle(verb)

    cover like a mantle

    "The ivy mantles the building"

Wiktionary

  1. mantle(Noun)

    A piece of clothing somewhat like an open robe or cloak, especially that worn by Orthodox bishops.

  2. mantle(Noun)

    Anything that covers or conceals something else.

  3. mantle(Noun)

    The body wall of a mollusc, from which the shell is secreted.

  4. mantle(Noun)

    The zone of hot gases around a flame; the gauzy incandescent covering of a gas lamp.

  5. mantle(Noun)

    The cerebral cortex.

  6. mantle(Noun)

    The layer between the Earth's core and crust.

  7. mantle(Noun)

    A fireplace shelf;

  8. mantle(Verb)

    To cover or conceal (something).

  9. mantle(Verb)

    To become covered or concealed.

  10. Origin: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mantle(noun)

    a loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope

  2. Mantle(noun)

    same as Mantling

  3. Mantle(noun)

    the external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus

  4. Mantle(noun)

    any free, outer membrane

  5. Mantle(noun)

    the back of a bird together with the folded wings

  6. Mantle(noun)

    a mantel. See Mantel

  7. Mantle(noun)

    the outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth

  8. Mantle(noun)

    a penstock for a water wheel

  9. Mantle(verb)

    to cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise

  10. Mantle(verb)

    to unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said of hawks. Also used figuratively

  11. Mantle(verb)

    to spread out; -- said of wings

  12. Mantle(verb)

    to spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool

  13. Mantle(verb)

    to gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc

Freebase

  1. Mantle

    A mantle is an ecclesiastical garment in the form of a very full cape which extends to the floor, joined at the neck, that is worn over the outer garments. In the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic churches, the mantle is a monastic garment worn by bishops, hegumens, archimandrites, and other monastics in processions and while attending various church services, such as Vespers or Matins; but not when vested to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. Unlike the Western cope, the mantle is worn only by monastics. The klobuk is worn over the mantle.

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