What is mantle?

  • (verb): Spread over a surface, like a mantle.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "mantle":

  • (noun): Anything that covers.
    Synonyms: blanket
  • (noun): The layer of the earth between the crust and the core.
  • (noun): (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell.
    Synonyms: pallium
  • (verb): Cover like a mantle.
    Example: "The ivy mantles the building"
  • (noun): The cloak as a symbol of authority.
    Example: "Place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"
  • (noun): A sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter.
    Synonyms: cape

Famous quotes containing the word mantle:

    But look, the morn in russet mantle clad
    Walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    At last he rose, and twitch’d his mantle blue,
    Tomorrow to fresh woods and pastures new.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    There are a sort of men whose visages
    Do cream and mantle like a standing pond,
    And do a willful stillness entertain,
    With purpose to be dressed in an opinion
    Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit,
    As who should say, “I am Sir Oracle,
    And when I ope my lips let no dog bark!”
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)