Meaning of MANTLE in English

MANTLE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the Earth’s mantle (= parts around the central core )

the incredibly high temperatures and pressures deep within Earth’s mantle

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

assume

The problem with all these calculations is they assume a homogenous chemical mantle .

What would happen if this man were to assume the mantle of the most powerful person on earth?

The rocks began to assume a mantle of translucent ice that dripped in grey icicles from overhangs.

Because of his brother's hanging, he assumed the mantle of laibon.

Chatri Sophonpanich, the second son, has now assumed his father's mantle .

Joey held second spot for two laps before Robert assumed the mantle .

take

He left no natural successor to take on the Nehru mantle .

A similar chemical reaction, researchers discovered, could be taking place between the mantle and the core.

Charles took on Diana's mantle speaking on terminal illness, while she prepared to tread the world stage.

Against all expectations, it has not taken on the mantle of best pupil in the euro class.

wear

He wore that mantle well at Rome University until his retirement in 1978.

Who will wear the lower-tax mantle in the election?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

In this view, hot, insulated mantle wells up beneath a supercontinent, causing it to balloon upward.

Inside this box, the hot, red upwellings of the mantle moved past cold, blue downwellings.

It extended the web of relationships under the mantle of a few comprehensive terms of relationship connoting close, primordial loyalties.

Now he is giving himself the chance to be chosen by direct election again, thus gaining a mantle of legitimacy.

Then another, smaller concentration shows up near the top of the lower mantle , around 745 miles down.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I turned aside to hide the joy that I could feel mantling my cheeks.

This deposit mantles the flanks of the pre-existing cone, but is no more than a few metres thick at most.

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