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Noun: mantle  man-t(u)l
  1. The cloak as a symbol of authority
    "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"
     
  2. (geology) the layer of the Earth between the crust and the core
     
  3. Anything that covers
    "there was a mantle of snow";
    - blanket
     
  4. (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
    - pallium
     
  5. Shelf that projects from wall above fireplace
    - mantel, mantelpiece, mantlepiece, chimneypiece
     
  6. Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
    - curtain, drape, drapery, pall
     
  7. A sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
    - cape
Verb: mantle  man-t(u)l
  1. Spread over a surface, like a mantle
     
  2. Cover like a mantle
    "The ivy mantles the building"
Noun: Mantle  man-t(u)l
  1. United States baseball player (1931-1997)
    - Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle

Sounds like: manors, mannntle, ma

Derived forms: mantling, mantled, mantles

Type of: ballplayer, baseball player, blind, cloak, cover, covering, cuticle, diffuse, epidermis, fan out, furnishing, layer, natural covering, screen, shelf, spread, spread out, spread over, symbol

Part of: fireplace, geosphere, hearth, lithosphere, open fireplace

Encyclopedia: Mantle