What does the word mantle mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To conceal.

  • Part of speech: verb

  • To overspread; become covered.

Usage examples for mantle

  1. He put down his pen, assumed the mantle of Nestor, and asked: " Can I oblige ye, Peter?" – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  2. The figure of Our Lady would be more impressive if you were to add a gold border to the mantle, would it not? – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  3. Out in the brown landscape appeared a cloud of dust, over it a mantle of dust, and between the two they caught sight of a horse. – Mogens and Other Stories Mogens; The Plague At Bergamo; There Should Have Been Roses; Mrs. Fonss by Jens Peter Jacobsen
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