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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.

Synonyms:

pall, wraps, mantel, membrane, cerebral mantle, skin, chill, drape, leadership, globe, floor, filament, bloomers, codpiece, force, shroud, sconce, corset, glow, bury, geological, monopoly, penumbra, manteau, put on, ness, crinoline, cope, lampshade, cover-up, faultline, cloak, frock, drapery, armor, winding-sheet, express, codpiece, veil, cerement, mantlepiece, continental shelf, winding-clothes, oligopoly, recover, wrap, hood, top, geography, aquifer, greatness, light bulb, robe, power, cortex, screen, continental drift, blanket, capote, chain mail, doublet, chimneypiece, plate, bulb, control, paint, might, curtain, redden, domination, crimson, mask, color, cape, blush, pallium, mantelpiece, dimmer, reflector, cover, cerebral cortex, mickey charles mantle, Mickey Mantle, geology, crust, insulate, bustle, coverture, surface, light fixture, flush, authority, bobby socks, clothe, fault, smother, armour.

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