Definitions of mantle

  1. To be expanded; to be coated over; to be suffused.
  2. To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise.
  3. To cover With, or as with, a cloak; conceal.
  4. To cover, as with a mantle: to hide: to disguise.
  5. To cloak; cover.
  6. To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.
  7. To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.
  8. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; - said of hawks. Also used figuratively.
  9. To spread out; - said of wings.
  10. To become covered; to become suffused with blood; to froth.
  11. To expand or spread like a mantle: to revel: to joy: to froth: to rush to the face and impart a crimson glow, as blood.
  12. To spread; foam; suffuse.
  13. spread over a surface, like a mantle
  14. cover like a mantle; " The ivy mantles the building"
  15. To cloak; to disguise.
  16. To cover; to disguise; to rush to and overspread the face, as the blood, with a crimson colour; to spread out, especially in a graceful or elegant manner; to be expanded; to froth.
  17. shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; " in England they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
  18. the cloak as a symbol of authority; " place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"
  19. the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
  20. A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.
  21. Same as Mantling.
  22. The external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus.
  23. Any free, outer membrane.
  24. The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
  25. A mantel. See Mantel.
  26. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.
  27. A penstock for a water wheel.
  28. A Loose cloak or cape; a conelike network of material that will not burn, but which fits like a cap over a flame and gives light by glowing at high temperature.
  29. A covering: a kind of cloak or loose outer garment: ( zool.) the thin fleshy membrane lining the shell of a mollusk.
  30. A loose garment; cloak.
  31. A cloak or loose outer garment; a covering; the external fold of the skin of a mollusc.
  32. A loose outer garment; a cloak; a cover or shade; that which conceals; the outer soft membrane of the body of a mollusc.
  33. The outer soft fold of integument next the shell of Molluscs; a pallium; a sheath of spongoblast cells; the body- wall of Ascidians.