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  1. mantle

    • IPA[ˈmantl]


    • n.
      a loose sleeveless cloak or shawl, worn especially by women;a covering of a specified sort
    • v.
      cloak or envelop;(of blood) suffuse (the face)
    • verb: mantle, 3rd person present: mantles, gerund or present participle: mantling, past tense: mantled, past participle: mantled

    • noun: mantle, plural noun: mantles

    • 釋義


    • 1. a loose sleeveless cloak or shawl, worn especially by women she was wrapped tightly in her mantle 同義詞 cloak, cape, shawl, wrap, stole, ... 更多
    • a covering of a specified sort the houses were covered with a thick mantle of snow 同義詞 covering, layer, blanket, sheet, veil, ... 更多
    • a bird's back, scapulars, and wing coverts, especially when of a distinctive colour many gulls are all white except for dark grey mantle and wings
    • (in molluscs, cirripedes, and brachiopods) a fold of skin enclosing the viscera and secreting the shell.
    • 2. an important role or responsibility that passes from one person to another the second son has now assumed his father's mantle 同義詞 role, burden, onus, duty, responsibility, ... 更多
    • 3. a fragile mesh cover fixed round a gas jet, kerosene wick, etc., to give an incandescent light when heated.
    • 4. the region of the earth's interior between the crust and the core, believed to consist of hot, dense silicate rocks (mainly peridotite) magmas erupted at mid-ocean ridges are derived from the upper mantle mantle rock
    • the part of another planetary body corresponding to the earth's mantle the lunar mantle


    • 1. literary cloak or envelop heavy mists mantled the forested slopes
    • archaic (of blood) suffuse (the face) a warm pink mounted to the girl's cheeks and mantled her brow
    • archaic (of the face) glow with a blush her rich face mantling with emotion
    • archaic (of a liquid) become covered with a head or froth the poison mantled in the bowl
    • 2. (of a bird of prey on the ground or on a perch) spread the wings and tail so as to cover captured prey the female Goshawk is feeding while mantling with spread wings over her prey