Definition of mantle:
- A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.
- A mantel. See Mantel.
- A penstock for a water wheel.
- Any free, outer membrane.
- Same as Mantling.
- The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
- 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.
- The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.
- To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise.
- To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.
- To spread out; - said of wings.
- To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.
- 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 Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.
- "Three Women", Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
- "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.