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What does mantel mean?
A mantel is the frame around the opening of a fireplace.
Mantel also commonly refers to a shelf above the fireplace (which may or may not be attached to the other kind of mantel). This shelf can also be called a mantelshelf.
Both senses of mantel can also be spelled mantle. (The word mantle has many other meanings.)
Example: This mantel will need to be replaced since the wood is rotting, but the fireplace itself looks solid.
Where does mantel come from?
The first records of the word mantel come from the late 1400s. It’s a variant of the word mantle, which is recorded before 900 and ultimately derives from the Latin mantellum, from mantum, meaning “coat” or “cloak.”
A mantel can be thought of as a kind of protective coat for a fireplace. Mantels were once often extensions of the manteltree, a large piece of wood or stone that went above a fireplace to support the structure. Today, though, most mantels are decorative, meaning they’re not a structural element of the fireplace or chimney. Instead, they’re simply constructed over top. Mantels are usually made of wood or stone.
The kind of mantel that’s a shelf above the fireplace is often a place where people display photos, clocks, and decorative objects. People who celebrate Christmas often hang stockings from this mantel.
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What are some other forms related to mantel?
- mantle (alternate spelling)
What are some synonyms for mantel?
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How is mantel used in real life?
Mantel is perhaps most commonly used to refer to the shelf above a fireplace.
how can anyone hate smug villagers….this one literally has a self portrait on the mantel pic.twitter.com/rSoUGULMQU
— Katie Chironis (@kchironis) May 9, 2020
i'm getting a fireplace just so I can hang this above the mantel pic.twitter.com/2IlUdkwlTF
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) February 20, 2018
Pretty should that thing needs to be framed and placed on the mantel above the fire place for sure
— Matt Wittwer (@MattyWittwer) January 18, 2019
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym for mantel?
Example sentences from the Web for mantel
In her memoir, Giving Up the Ghost, Mantel writes of her own childhood encounters with the paranormal.
Mantel did live in Saudi Arabia with her husband for nearly a decade, and this piece was originally published as memoir.
His mantel is chock full of Oscars and Grammys (three of each).Giorgio Moroder, Dance Music Legend, on Remixing Coldplay’s ‘Midnight’ and ‘Crazy’ Lana Del Rey|Douglas Wolk|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The political rhetoric and advocacy that claim the mantel of the eternal for decidedly temporal causes.Pope Francis’s Injunction to Get Back to Basics May Help American Christianity|Joshua DuBois|October 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mantel, unfortunately, repeats the “scheming Anne” portrayal in her own novels.
The half-extinct lamp on the mantel could not conceal from me--my brother!Jane Talbot|Charles Brockden Brown
"Well, put the kid's hat on then," George suggested, settling his own with some care at the mantel mirror.The Story Of Julia Page|Kathleen Norris
He walked to the fire-place and looked on the mantel for a book.
Figure 94 shows the patterns for the cutting of the various pieces required to make up the mantel.The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall
He was the one who looked at her least; he went to the fireplace and leaned on the mantel with his head in his hands.The Reverberator|Henry James