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Overview of noun mantle

The noun mantle has 8 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) mantle

(the cloak as a symbol of authority; "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders")

2. Mantle, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle

(United States baseball player (1931-1997))

3. mantle

(the layer of the earth between the crust and the core)

4. blanket, mantle

(anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow")

5. mantle, pallium

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

6. mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece

(shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece")

7. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall

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

8. cape, mantle

(a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter)

Overview of verb mantle

The verb mantle has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. mantle

(spread over a surface, like a mantle)

2. mantle

(cover like a mantle; "The ivy mantles the building") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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