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English noun: mantle

1. mantle (communication) the cloak as a symbol of authority

SamplesPlace the mantle of authority on younger shoulders.

Broader (hypernym)symbol

2. Mantle (person) United States baseball player (1931-1997)

SynonymsMickey Charles Mantle, Mickey Mantle

Instance hypernymballplayer, baseball player

3. mantle (object) the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

Broader (hypernym)layer

Part holonymlower mantle, upper mantle

Part meronymgeosphere, lithosphere

4. mantle (object) anything that covers

SamplesThere was a blanket of snow.


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering

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


Broader (hypernym)cuticle, epidermis

Domain categoryzoological science, zoology

6. mantle (artifact) shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

SamplesIn Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece.

Synonymschimneypiece, mantel, mantelpiece, mantlepiece

Broader (hypernym)shelf

Part meronymfireplace, hearth, open fireplace

7. mantle (artifact) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

Synonymscurtain, drape, drapery, pall

Broader (hypernym)blind, furnishing, screen

Narrower (hyponym)drop, drop cloth, drop curtain, festoon, frontal, portiere, shower curtain, theater curtain, theatre curtain

Part holonymeyehole, eyelet

8. mantle (artifact) a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter


Broader (hypernym)cloak

Narrower (hyponym)chlamys, mantelet, mantilla, pelisse, tippet

English verb: mantle

1. mantle (motion) spread over a surface, like a mantle

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)diffuse, fan out, spread, spread out

2. mantle (contact) cover like a mantle

SamplesThe ivy mantles the building.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

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