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Definitions of mantle:
  • noun:   (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
  • noun:   the cloak as a symbol of authority
    Example: "Place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"
  • noun:   the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
  • noun:   United States baseball player (1931-1997)
  • noun:   a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
  • noun:   anything that covers
  • noun:   shelf that projects from wall above fireplace
  • noun:   hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • verb:   spread over a surface, like a mantle
  • verb:   cover like a mantle
    Example: "The ivy mantles the building"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #19562)

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