Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mantle

8 senses of mantle

Sense 1
mantle -- (the cloak as a symbol of authority; "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders")
       => symbol -- (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Sense 2
Mantle, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle -- (United States baseball player (1931-1997))
       INSTANCE OF=> ballplayer, baseball player -- (an athlete who plays baseball)

Sense 3
mantle -- (the layer of the earth between the crust and the core)
       => layer -- (a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another)

Sense 4
blanket, mantle -- (anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow")
       => covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

Sense 5
mantle, pallium -- ((zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell)
       => epidermis, cuticle -- (the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates)

Sense 6
mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece -- (shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece")
       => shelf -- (a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects)

Sense 7
curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall -- (hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window))
       => blind, screen -- (a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet")
       => furnishing -- ((usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable)

Sense 8
cape, mantle -- (a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter)
       => cloak -- (a loose outer garment)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mantle

2 senses of mantle

Sense 1
mantle -- (spread over a surface, like a mantle)
       => diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out -- (move outward; "The soldiers fanned out")

Sense 2
mantle -- (cover like a mantle; "The ivy mantles the building")
       => cover, spread over -- (form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave")

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