mantel / mantle

mantel / mantle
   A mantel is the shelf above a fireplace, or face of one: Matilda set several candles on the mantel.
   A mantle is a cloak or blanket: Velma grabbed her mantle before heading out the door.

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  • mantel / mantle —    A mantel is the shelf above a fireplace, or face of one: Matilda set several candles on the mantel.    A mantle is a cloak or blanket: Velma grabbed her mantle before heading out the door …   Confused words

  • mantel, mantle —    The first is the usual spelling for the frame around a fireplace (Burchfield insists upon it), the second for all other senses. Note also the spellings of the associated words mantelshelf and mantelpiece …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • mantel, mantle —    The first is the usual spelling for the frame around a fireplace (Burchfield insists upon it), the second for all other senses. Note also the spellings of the associated words mantelshelf and mantelpiece …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • mantel — mantel, mantle Mantel is originally a variant of mantle, both forms are derived from the Latin word mantellum meaning ‘cloak’, and both have meanings to do with covering. Mantle has several uses, including ‘cloak’ (usually as worn by women) and… …   Modern English usage

  • mantle — mantel, mantle Mantel is originally a variant of mantle, both forms are derived from the Latin word mantellum meaning ‘cloak’, and both have meanings to do with covering. Mantle has several uses, including ‘cloak’ (usually as worn by women) and… …   Modern English usage

  • Mantel (Begriffsklärung) — Mantel (v. lat.: mantellum = „Hülle“, „Decke“) bezeichnet: ein Kleidungsstück, siehe Mantel Mantel (Altes Ägypten), eine altägyptische Insigne Mantel (Zeitung), den überregionalen Teil einer kleinen Tageszeitung Mantelfläche in der Geometrie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mantle — man tle, n. [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See {Manual}, {Textile}, and cf. {Mandil}, {Mantel} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mantle — [man′təl] n. [ME mantel < OE mentel & OFr mantel, both < L mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle < ? Celt] 1. a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape: sometimes used figuratively, in allusion to royal robes of state, as a symbol… …   English World dictionary

  • Mantle — may refer to: Mantle (clothing), a cloak like garment worn mainly by women as fashionable outerwear Mantle, part of the bird anatomy Mantle (climbing), a rock climbing move used to surmount a ledge Mantle, a black and white dog coat colour,… …   Wikipedia

  • Mantel (disambiguation) — Mantel is a town in Bavaria, Germany. Mantel may also refer to: Fireplace mantel, a framework around a fireplace Mantel Corporation, a fictional organization in the video game Haze. Mantel Cox test, statistical test Mantel theorem, mathematical… …   Wikipedia

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