mantle

  1. noun
    shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in England they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
  2. noun
    a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
  3. noun
    hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  4. verb
    cover like a mantle; "The ivy mantles the building"
  5. verb
    spread over a surface, like a mantle
  6. noun
    United States baseball player (1931-1997)
  7. noun
    the cloak as a symbol of authority; "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"
  8. noun
    anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow"
  9. noun
    the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
  10. noun
    (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell