1. [ noun ] the cloak as a symbol of authority

"place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"

Related terms: symbol
2. [ noun ] hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
Synonyms: curtain drapery drape pall
Related terms: furnishings blind shower_curtain lambrequin portiere frontal festoon theater_curtain drop_curtain
3. [ noun ] (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
Synonyms: pallium
Related terms: epidermis zoology
4. [ noun ] (baseball,sport,games) United States baseball player (1931-1997)
Synonyms: mickey_mantle mickey_charles_mantle
Related terms: ballplayer
5. [ noun ] anything that covers
Synonyms: blanket

"there was a blanket of snow"

Related terms: covering blanket
6. [ noun ] the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
Related terms: layer lithosphere lower_mantle upper_mantle
7. [ verb ] cover like a mantle

: "The ivy mantles the building"

Related terms: cover blanket
8. [ verb ] spread over a surface, like a mantle
Related terms: diffuse blanket
9. [ noun ] shelf that projects from wall above fireplace
Synonyms: mantel chimneypiece mantlepiece mantelpiece

"in England they call a mantel a chimneypiece"

Related terms: shelf fireplace
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19562
11. [ noun ] (clothing) a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
Synonyms: cape
Related terms: cloak pelisse mantelet tippet chlamys
Similar spelling:   mantlet