mantle

  • 1 Mantle — may refer to: Mantle (clothing), a cloak like garment worn mainly by women as fashionable outerwear Mantle, part of the bird anatomy Mantle (climbing), a rock climbing move used to surmount a ledge Mantle, a black and white dog coat colour,… …

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  • 2 Mantle — steht für: Mantle (Klettern), eine besondere Bewegung beim Klettern Mantle ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Doreen Mantle (* 1930), britische Schauspielerin Lee Mantle (1851–1934), US amerikanischer Politiker Mickey Mantle (1931−1995), US …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 mantle — [man′təl] n. [ME mantel < OE mentel & OFr mantel, both < L mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle < ? Celt] 1. a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape: sometimes used figuratively, in allusion to royal robes of state, as a symbol… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 mantle — man tle, n. [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See {Manual}, {Textile}, and cf. {Mandil}, {Mantel} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Mantle — Man tle, v. i. 1. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; said of hawks. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster] Ne is there hawk which mantleth on her perch. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Or tend his sparhawk mantling in her mew. Bp. Hall.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 mantle — ► NOUN 1) a woman s loose sleeveless cloak or shawl. 2) a close covering, such as that of snow. 3) (also gas mantle) a mesh cover fixed round a gas jet to give an incandescent light when heated. 4) an important role or responsibility that passes… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Mantle — Man tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mantled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mantling}.] To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 mantle — I index portentous (ominous), prophetic II index enshroud, plant (covertly place), spread …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 mantle — /man tl/, n., v., mantled, mantling. n. 1. a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape. 2. something that covers, envelops, or conceals: the mantle of darkness. 3. Geol. the portion of the earth, about 1800 mi. (2900 km) thick, between the crust and the… …

    Universalium

  • 10 Mantle — /man tl/, n. 1. Mickey (Charles), 1931 95, U.S. baseball player. 2. (Robert) Burns, 1873 1948, U.S. journalist. * * * That part of the Earth that lies beneath the crust and above the central core. On average, the mantle begins about 22 mi (35 km) …

    Universalium

  • 11 mantle — {{11}}mantle (n.) O.E. mentel loose, sleeveless cloak, from L. mantellum cloak (source of It. mantello, O.H.G. mantal, Ger. Mantel, O.N. mötull), perhaps from a Celtic source. Reinforced and altered 12c. by cognate O.Fr. mantel cloak, mantle;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 mantle — I UK [ˈmænt(ə)l] / US noun Word forms mantle : singular mantle plural mantles 1) [singular] the authority or responsibility connected with someone s position, duties, or beliefs take on/assume the mantle of someone/something: Edwards took on the… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 mantle — [[t]mæ̱nt(ə)l[/t]] mantles 1) N SING: the N of n If you take on the mantle of something such as a profession or an important job, you take on the responsibilities and duties which must be fulfilled by anyone who has this profession or job.… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 mantle — man|tle1 [ˈmæntl] n [Date: 800 900; : Old French; Origin: mantel, from Latin mantellum cloak ] 1.) take on/assume/wear the mantle of sth formal to accept or have an important duty or job ▪ It is up to Europe to take on the mantle of leadership in …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 mantle — man|tle1 [ mæntl ] noun ▸ 1 authority/responsibility ▸ 2 piece of clothing ▸ 3 something that covers/hides ▸ 4 part of the Earth ▸ 5 cover for flame 1. ) singular the authority or responsibility connected with someone s position, duties, or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 mantle — /ˈmæntl / (say mantl) noun 1. Also, mantua. a loose, sleeveless cloak. 2. something that covers, envelops, or conceals. 3. a single or paired outgrowth of the body wall that lines the inner surface of the valves of the shell in molluscs and… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 mantle — 1 noun 1 take on/assume/wear the mantle of formal to accept or have a particular duty or responsibility: It is up to Europe to take on the mantle of leadership in environmental issues. 2 a mantle of snow/darkness etc literary something such as… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 mantle — Mantel Man tel, n. [The same word as mantle a garment; cf. F. manteau de chemin[ e]e. See {Mantle}.] (Arch.) The finish around a fireplace, covering the chimney breast in front and sometimes on both sides; especially, a shelf above the fireplace …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Mantle — This unusual and interesting name is of Norman origin, introduced into England after the Conquest of 1066. It is a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cloaks or mantles, overgarments, or it can be a nickname for someone who wore a… …

    Surnames reference

  • 20 mantle — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY The zone of the earth below the crust and above the core. GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS The part of the earth s interior lying above the outer core and below the Mohorovicic discontinuity. The mantle is commonly… …

    Glossary of volcanic terms


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