Mantel or Mantle?
Mantel or Mantle?What is the difference between "mantel" and "mantle"?
- A "mantel" is a decorative protruding shelf over a fireplace. For example:
- Do not keep your firelighters on the mantel.
- A "mantle" is a sleeveless coat, a covering, the layer under the Earth's crust, or an important role. For example:
- It's not a cloak or a shawl. It's a mantle.
- A mantle of snow covered the lawn.
- The Earth's mantle makes up 67% of the mass of the Earth.
- The mantle has been passed to you now, son.
MantelThe noun "mantel" is the ornamental shelf above a fireplace.
Example sentences with "mantel":
- I have an Oscar on my mantel.
- The mantel on my fireplace is made from Italian marble.
MantleThe word "mantle" is a noun with four main meanings.
(1) A sleeveless coat or a cloak.
- The child was wrapped tightly in his mother's mantle.
(2) Something that covers.
- The cabins in the resort were covered by a fresh mantle of snow.
(3) The layer of the Earth between the crust and the outer core.
- In some places under the ocean, the mantle is actually exposed on the surface of Earth.
- Probably in 2035, the US will pass that mantle on to China. It will be the biggest economy in the world, and it will go way past us and way past India. (US billionaire David Rubenstein)