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Definition of Mantle

Mantle

  1. A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.
  2. Same as Mantling.
  3. 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.
  4. Any free, outer membrane.
  5. The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
  6. A mantel. See Mantel.
  7. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.
  8. A penstock for a water wheel.
  9. To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise.
  10. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said of hawks. Also used figuratively.
  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 gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.

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Mantle Translations

mantle in Dutch is mantel, jas
mantle in Finnish is takki
mantle in French is manteau
mantle in Italian is velare
mantle in Latin is pallium
mantle in Spanish is embozar, abrigo
mantle in Swedish is mantel, kappa