"mantles" in the noun sense
the cloak as a symbol of authority
"place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"
2. Mantle, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle
United States baseball player (1931-1997)
the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
4. blanket, mantle
anything that covers
"there was a blanket of snow"
5. mantle, pallium
zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
6. mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece
shelf that projects from wall above fireplace
7. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall
hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
8. cape, mantle
a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
"mantles" in the verb sense
spread over a surface, like a mantle
cover like a mantle
"The ivy mantles the building"
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