The word Mantle has many meanings.
1. In the context of Geology and study of the Earth:
Mantle is a layer of super hot molten rock (ranging from about to ). It is just below the Earth's crust and envelopes the outer core.
The mantle is a liquid on which the solid crust floats just as cream floats on milk.
2. In general:
A covering or a layer that covers some surface
For example: The thieves escaped under the mantle of darkness.
3. With reference to responsibility:
To take up the duty and responsibility of an important position especially from the person who has given up that position.
After the death of the chief minister of Goa, there was nobody to take up the mantle of chief minister.
4. With reference to clothing:
A piece of cloth without sleeves that was worn over the shoulders in olden days.
With a bright red mantle and the diamond studded crown, the princess looked regal.
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