mantle

  • 21mantle — mantle1 noun 1》 a woman s loose sleeveless cloak or shawl. 2》 a covering: a mantle of snow. 3》 an important role or responsibility that passes from one person to another. [with allusion to the passing of Elijah s cloak (mantle) to Elisha (2 Kings …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 22mantle — 1. noun 1) a dark green velvet mantle Syn: cloak, cape, shawl, wrap, stole; historical pelisse 2) a thick mantle of snow Syn: covering, layer, blanket, sheet, veil, curtain …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 23mantle — mantel, mantle Mantel is originally a variant of mantle, both forms are derived from the Latin word mantellum meaning ‘cloak’, and both have meanings to do with covering. Mantle has several uses, including ‘cloak’ (usually as worn by women) and… …

    Modern English usage

  • 24mantle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English mantel, from Anglo French, from Latin mantellum Date: 13th century 1. a. a loose sleeveless garment worn over other clothes ; cloak b. a figurative cloak symbolizing preeminence or authority < accepted the mantle …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 25mantle — n. symbol of authority to assume; inherit; wear the mantle (of power) * * * [mæntl] wear the mantle (of power) [ symbol of authority ] to assume: inherit …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 26mantle — [13] Mantle comes via Old French mantel from Latin mantellum ‘cloak’, a word of uncertain (possibly Celtic) origin. Related forms to find their way into English from other languages include mantilla [18] (a Spanish diminutive of manta ‘cape’,&#8230; …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 27Mantle — 12th century onwards. A circular cloak, long and loose often fastened with a cord linking two clasps at the neck. A mantle does not have a hood. During the 14th century, mens mantle s fastened on the right shoulder with 3 buttons, while the&#8230; …

    Medieval glossary

  • 28mantle — man•tle [[t]ˈmæn tl[/t]] n. v. tled, tling 1) clo a long, loose, capelike garment; sleeveless cloak 2) something that covers, envelops, or conceals: the mantle of darkness[/ex] 3) gel the portion of the earth, about 1800 mi. (2900 km) thick,&#8230; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 29mantle — [13] Mantle comes via Old French mantel from Latin mantellum ‘cloak’, a word of uncertain (possibly Celtic) origin. Related forms to find their way into English from other languages include mantilla [18] (a Spanish diminutive of manta ‘cape’,&#8230; …

    Word origins

  • 30Mantle — n. & v. n. 1 a loose sleeveless cloak, esp. of a woman. 2 a covering (a mantle of snow). 3 a spiritual influence or authority (see 2 Kings 2:13). 4 a fragile lacelike tube fixed round a gas jet to give an incandescent light. 5 an outer fold of&#8230; …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 31mantle — n. & v. n. 1 a loose sleeveless cloak, esp. of a woman. 2 a covering (a mantle of snow). 3 a spiritual influence or authority (see 2 Kings 2:13). 4 a fragile lacelike tube fixed round a gas jet to give an incandescent light. 5 an outer fold of&#8230; …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 32Mantle —    1) Heb. addereth, a large over garment. This word is used of Elijah s mantle (1 Kings 19:13, 19; 2 Kings 2:8, 13, etc.), which was probably a sheepskin. It appears to have been his only garment, a strip of skin or leather binding it to his&#8230; …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 33mantle —   the layer of the earth between the crust and the core. The upper part is the lithosphere (which includes the crust above). The majority of the mantle is the asthenosphere which extends to a depth of 2900km. Mostly made of silicates, iron and&#8230; …

    Geography glossary

  • 34mantle — man·tle || mæntl n. sleeveless cape or cloak; covering, something which conceals or envelopes; (Geology) layer of the earth which lies between the crust and the core v. cover with a mantle, wrap in a cloak; hide, conceal; spread across or over; …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 35mantle — mantija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Moliuskų, pečiakojų, ūsakojų vėžiagyvių liemenį arba jo dalį gaubianti odos raukšlė. atitikmenys: angl. mantle vok. Mantel, m rus. мантия, f …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 36mantle — mantija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vidurinė Žemės rutulio sfera, supanti Žemės branduolį. Sudaro 84 % Žemės tūrio ir 69 % jos masės. Nuo Žemės plutos ją skiria Mohorovičičiaus paviršius, kurio gylis po žemynais 30–75 km …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 37Mantle — biographical name Mickey (Charles) 1931 1995 American baseball player …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 38mantle — n. [L. mantellum, cloak] 1. Something that enfolds, envelopes or covers. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In thoracic Cirripedia, membranous covering of the body, often strengthened by calcareous plates. 3. (BRACHIOPODA) Prolongation of the body wall&#8230; …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 39mantle — 1. noun /ˈmantl,ˈmæn.təl/ a) A piece of clothing somewhat like an open robe or cloak, especially that worn by Orthodox bishops. b) Anything that covers or conceals something else. 2. verb /ˈmantl,ˈmæn.təl/ …

    Wiktionary

  • 40mantle — 1. A covering layer. 2. SYN: cerebral cortex. brain m. SYN: cerebral cortex. myoepicardial m. the dorsal wall of the primitive pericardium which, in the early somite embryo, becom …

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