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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.


Synonymsblanket


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


Synonymspallium


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


Synonymscape


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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