Definition of mantle
- accepted the mantle of leadership
- The ground was covered with a mantle of leaves.
She accepted the mantle of leadership.
a long black velvet mantle
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early-morning fog mantled the fields along the river
: a loose piece of clothing without sleeves that was worn over other clothes especially in the past
: something that covers or surrounds something else
: the position of someone who has responsibility or authority
: to cover or surround (something)
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