verb (used with object), man·tled, man·tling.
verb (used without object), man·tled, man·tling.
Origin of mantle
Synonyms for mantle
Origin of mantel
Examples from the Web for mantle
Contemporary Examples of mantle
We arrived to the din of a party in full swing: a band, multiple kegs of beer, dancing, foosball, and mantle diving.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
Having tonally redefined rap, he was ready to claim the mantle of one of the greatest musical pioneers of all time.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists
December 15, 2014
Question those taking on the mantle of victimhood and you are immediately cast as some kind of aggressive, unfeeling oppressor.What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad
December 6, 2014
Even at the latter stages Simon and Ryan took over the mantle and it became a little dark.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’
October 22, 2014
The house version of chicken fried steak is, in fact, pork-fried steak, veiled in panko breadcrumbs under a mantle of gravy.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café
Jane & Michael Stern
August 4, 2014
Historical Examples of mantle
She had already selected a mantle to throw over her shoulders.The Dream
He took her mantle from the wall, and tenderly wrapped it round her.Little Dorrit
How still the world outside as the cloud wove in darkness its mantle of light!Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
With these words she dropped her mantle and turned her face towards us in the moonlight.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
The mantle was made of oak-leaves, tied together with little blades of grass.The Chinese Fairy Book
- a protective layer of epidermis in molluscs that secretes a substance forming the shell
- a similar structure in brachiopods
Word Origin for mantle
less commonly mantle
Word Origin for mantel
Old English mentel "loose, sleeveless cloak," from Latin mantellum "cloak" (source of Italian mantello, Old High German mantal, German Mantel, Old Norse mötull), perhaps from a Celtic source. Reinforced and altered 12c. by cognate Old French mantel "cloak, mantle; bedspread, cover" (Modern French manteau), also from the Latin source. Figurative sense "that which enshrouds" is from c.1300. Allusive use for "symbol of literary authority or artistic pre-eminence" is from Elijah's mantle [2 Kings ii:13]. As a layer of the earth between the crust and core (though not originally distinguished from the core) it is attested from 1940.
"to wrap in a mantle," early 13c.; figurative use from mid-15c., from mantle (n.) or from Old French manteler. Related: Mantled; mantling.
c.1200, "short, loose, sleeveless cloak," variant of mantle (q.v.). Sense of "movable shelter for soldiers besieging a fort" is from 1520s. Meaning "timber or stone supporting masonry above a fireplace" first recorded 1510s, a shortened form of Middle English mantiltre "mantletree" (late 15c.).