mantle vs mantel : Common Errors in English

About mantle vs mantel

Though they stem from the same word, a “mantle” today is usually acloak, while the shelf over a fireplace is most often spelled “mantel.”

mantle Meaning(s)

  • (n) the cloak as a symbol of authority
  • (n) United States baseball player (1931-1997)
  • (n) the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
  • (n) anything that covers
  • (n) (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
  • (n) shelf that projects from wall above fireplace
  • (n) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • (n) a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
  • (v) spread over a surface, like a mantle
  • (v) cover like a mantle

mantel Meaning(s)

  • (n) shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

mantle in News

  1. Wounded warrior gets back life saving armor

    A local veteran has something very special to add to the mantle in his home.  A piece of body armor that saved his life during an IED attack in Iraq in 2007, day he calls his "Alive Day".
    on June 13, 2013 Source: First Coast News

  2. Mantle to Wed Nold

    Dan and Rose Mantle, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Marie Mantle, Kansas City, to Nathan Dean Nold, Munster, Ind., son of Kim Turner, Platte City, and Jeff Nold, Savannah.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Missourian

  3. Now that Steve Jobs is dead, Kanye West is the Steve Jobs of culture, says Kanye West

    If there’s one thing hip hop has taught us, it’s that sometimes your heroes have to die before you can assume the mantle of their greatness. “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

mantel in News

  1. WWE: A Stable for Zeb Colter May Mean a Rebirth of the Era of Colorful Managers

    Paul Heyman is firmly ensconced as a WWE manager with his stable of Brock Lesnar , Curtis Axel and, presumably for now, CM Punk. Now comes word that Zeb Colter , whose star rose while that of his prot égé Jack Swagger fell, may not be a one-off ringside adviser. WrestleZone .com reports that the former “Dirty” Dutch Mantel may be on the verge of getting a stable of his own, and his first client ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Monday, June 10

    by Authors: Panel Reading Edited by Emmy Award-winning writer, actress, producer, director, and stand-up comic Henriette Mantel, Books Inc. presents a panel reading of "No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Motherhood" tonight, June 10, at Books Inc. in Palo Alto at 7 p.m.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Mountain View Voice

  3. Victorian with panache in Hyde Park is this week choice

    Just steps from Dell Avenue Rock urban wild space, this Queen Anne Victorian with its elaborate shingling is painted in pale green, cream, and maroon. The interior also has classic Victorian attributes, including 9 foot ceilings, tall windows, and oak floors. The dining room has a working fireplace with carved oak mantel and a built-in china cabinet with original glass. The updated kitchen has a ...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

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