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  1. [noun] the cloak as a symbol of authority; "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"

  2. [noun] United States baseball player (1931-1997)
    Synonyms: Mantle, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle

  3. [noun] the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

  4. [noun] anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow"
    Synonyms: blanket

  5. [noun] (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
    Synonyms: pallium

  6. [noun] shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in England they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
    Synonyms: mantel, mantelpiece, piece, chimneypiece

  7. [noun] hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
    Synonyms: curtain, drape, drapery, pall

  8. [noun] a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
    Synonyms: cape

  9. [verb] spread over a surface, like a mantle

  10. [verb] cover like a mantle; "The ivy mantles the building"


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