Definition of mantle :
1. A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.
2. A mantel. See Mantel.
3. A penstock for a water wheel.
4. Any free, outer membrane.
5. Same as Mantling.
6. The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
7. The external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus.
8. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.
9. To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise.
10. To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.
11. To spread out; - said of wings.
12. To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.
13. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; - said of hawks. Also used figuratively.
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badge (part of speech: noun)
layer (part of speech: noun)
- The shadows of his wilderness home, and the darker mantle of his own inscrutable reserve, have made the Indian warrior a wonder and a mystery. - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.
- He longed in her mantle of goodness to hide And forget the whole world. - "Three Women", Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
- At length, when all was ready, the King caused the mantle to be brought, spread it out before her, and said, " The wedding shall be to- morrow." - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.