- a garment worn by men in ancient Greece or Rome, made by draping a large rectangular cloth about the body
- chiefly a woollen vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging from it front and back: worn by the pope, all archbishops, and (as a mark of special honour) some bishops
Also called: mantle the cerebral cortex and contiguous white matter
- another name for mantle
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Antiquitya large, rectangular mantle worn by men in ancient Greece and Rome.
- a woolen vestment worn by the pope and conferred by him on archbishops, consisting, in its present form, of a narrow ringlike band that rests on the shoulders, with two dependent bands or lappets, one in front and one behind.
- an altar cloth;
- Anatomythe entire cortex of the cerebrum.
- Zoologya mantle, as of a mollusk or bird.
- Latin (not attested in Middle English); see pall1
- Old English bef. 1150