Associations to the word «Mantle»


MANTLE, noun. A piece of clothing somewhat like an open robe or cloak, especially that worn by Orthodox bishops. (Compare mantum.) [from 9th c.]
MANTLE, noun. (figuratively) A figurative garment representing authority or status, capable of affording protection.
MANTLE, noun. (figuratively) Anything that covers or conceals something else; a cloak. [from 9th c.]
MANTLE, noun. (zoology) The body wall of a mollusc, from which the shell is secreted. [from 15th c.]
MANTLE, noun. (zoology) The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
MANTLE, noun. The zone of hot gases around a flame; the gauzy incandescent covering of a gas lamp. [from 19th c.]
MANTLE, noun. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.
MANTLE, noun. A penstock for a water wheel.
MANTLE, noun. (anatomy) The cerebral cortex. [from 19th c.]
MANTLE, noun. (geology) The layer between the Earth's core and crust. [from 20th c.]
MANTLE, noun. A fireplace shelf; Alternative spelling of mantel
MANTLE, noun. (heraldry) A mantling.
MANTLE, verb. (transitive) To cover or conceal (something); to cloak; to disguise.
MANTLE, verb. (intransitive) To become covered or concealed.
MANTLE, verb. (of face, cheeks) To flush.
MANTLE, proper noun. A surname​.
MANTLE FIELD, noun. The region of the neck, chest and armpits when the subject of radiotherapy
MANTLE PLUME, noun. (geology) An upwelling of abnormally hot rock within the Earth's mantle.

Dictionary definition

MANTLE, noun. The cloak as a symbol of authority; "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders".
MANTLE, noun. United States baseball player (1931-1997).
MANTLE, noun. The layer of the earth between the crust and the core.
MANTLE, noun. Anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow".
MANTLE, noun. (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell.
MANTLE, noun. Shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece".
MANTLE, noun. Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window).
MANTLE, noun. A sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter.
MANTLE, verb. Spread over a surface, like a mantle.
MANTLE, verb. Cover like a mantle; "The ivy mantles the building".

Wise words

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