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mantle

[ man-tl ]
/ ˈmæn tl /
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noun
verb (used with object), man·tled, man·tling.
to cover with or as if with a mantle; envelop; conceal.
verb (used without object), man·tled, man·tling.
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Origin of mantle

before 900; Middle English mantel,Old English mæntel<Latin mantellum

OTHER WORDS FROM mantle

un·man·tled, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mantle

mantel, mantle

Other definitions for mantle (2 of 2)

Mantle
[ man-tl ]
/ ˈmæn tl /

noun
Mickey (Charles), 1931–95, U.S. baseball player.
(Robert) Burns, 1873–1948, U.S. journalist.
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British Dictionary definitions for mantle

mantle
/ (ˈmæntəl) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for mantle

C13: via Old French from Latin mantellum, diminutive of mantum cloak
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for mantle

mantle
[ măntl ]

n.
A covering layer of tissue.
pallium
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for mantle

mantle
[ măntl ]

The layer of the Earth between the crust and the core. It is about 2,900 km (1,798 mi) thick and consists mainly of magnesium-iron silicate minerals, such as olivine and pyroxene. It has an upper, partially molten part, which is about 660 km (409 mi) thick, and a lower, solid part. The upper mantle is the source of magma and volcanic lava.
The layer of soft tissue that covers the body of a clam, oyster, or other mollusk and secretes the material that forms the shell.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for mantle

mantle

The region of the interior of the Earth between the core (on its inner surface) and the crust (on its outer).

notes for mantle

The mantle is more than two thousand miles thick and accounts for more than three-quarters of the volume of the Earth.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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