Complete Definition of "mantle"

English

Etymology
Via Middle English and Old French from Latin mantellum

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æntÉl|-æntÉl

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. a piece of clothing somewhat like an open robe or cloak, especially that worn by Orthodox bishops
  2. figuratively anything that covers or conceals something else
  3. the zone of hot gases around a flame; the gauzy incandescent covering of a gas lamp
  4. anatomy the cerebral cortex
  5. geology the layer between the Earth's core and crust
  6. zoology the body wall of a mollusc/mollusk
  7. An alternative spelling mantel

wikipedia|mantle (geology)
wikipedia|mantle (mollusc)

Derived terms
assume the mantle
gas mantle
mantlepiece
mantle-tree
upper mantle

Translations

trans-top|clothing like a cloak
French: manteau m
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German: Mantel m
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trans-top|figurative: anything that covers or conceals something else
German: Mantel m, Hülle f, Umhüllung f
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trans-top|zone of hot gases around a flame
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trans-top|anatomy: cerebral cortex
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trans-top|geology: layer of the Earth
Chinese:
:Mandarin: å°å¹ (dìmàn); å°å½ (dìhán)
Dutch: aardmantel, mantel#Dutch|mantel
French: manteau m
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German: Erdmantel m
Italian: mantello m
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trans-top|zoology: body wall of a mollusc
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Portuguese: manto#Portuguese|manto m
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mantel
See mantel

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|mantl|ing

  1. To cover or conceal (something).

Intransitive verb
en-verb|mantl|ing

  1. To become covered or concealed.

Derived terms
mantling

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