Synonyms of mantle


1. mantle, symbol

usage: the cloak as a symbol of authority; "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"

2. Mantle, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle

usage: United States baseball player (1931-1997)

3. mantle, layer

usage: the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

4. blanket, mantle, covering, natural covering, cover

usage: anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow"

5. mantle, pallium, epidermis, cuticle

usage: (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell

6. mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece, shelf

usage: shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"

7. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall, blind, screen, furnishing

usage: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

8. cape, mantle, cloak

usage: a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter


1. mantle, diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out

usage: spread over a surface, like a mantle

2. mantle, cover, spread over

usage: cover like a mantle; "The ivy mantles the building"

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Definition and meaning of mantle (Dictionary)