(noun, verb)


1. the cloak as a symbol of authority

- place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders

Definition categories: communication, symbol

2. the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

Definition categories: object, layer

3. anything that covers

Similar word(s): blanket

Definition categories: object, cover, covering

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

Similar word(s): pallium

Definition categories: body, cuticle, epidermis

5. shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

Similar word(s): chimneypiece, mantel, mantelpiece

Definition categories: man–made, shelf

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

Similar word(s): curtain, drape, drapery, pall

Definition categories: man–made, blind, screen, furnishing

7. a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

Similar word(s): cape

Definition categories: man–made, cloak

Sentences with mantle as a noun:

- At the meeting, she finally assumed the mantle of leadership of the party.

- The movement strove to put women under the protective mantle of civil rights laws.


1. spread over a surface, like a mantle

Definition categories: motion, diffuse, spread

2. cover like a mantle

- The ivy mantles the building

Definition categories: contact, cover