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also man·tle  (măn′tl)
1. An ornamental facing around a fireplace. Also called regionally mantelpiece.
2. The protruding shelf over a fireplace. Also called regionally mantelpiece, mantelshelf, fireboard.

[Middle English mantel (as in mantiltre, beam over fireplace opening, perhaps from its use for drying wet clothing); see manteltree.]


(ˈmæntəl) or less commonly


1. (Architecture) a wooden or stone frame around the opening of a fireplace, together with its decorative facing
2. (Architecture) Also called: mantelshelf a shelf above this frame
[C15: from French, variant of mantle]


(Biography) Dame Hilary (Mary). born 1952, English writer. Her novels include Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring Up the Bodies (2012), both of which won the Booker Prize


or man•tle

(ˈmæn tl)

1. a construction framing the opening of a fireplace and usu. covering part of the chimney breast in a decorative manner.
2. Also called mantelshelf. a shelf above a fireplace opening.
Also called man′tel•piece`, man′tle•piece` (-ˌpis)
[1510–20; sp. variant of mantle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mantel - shelf that projects from wall above fireplacemantel - shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
fireplace, hearth, open fireplace - an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
římsa nad krbem
takan reunus
polica nad kaminom
벽난로 선반
bệ lò sưởi


رَفُ فَوْقَ الْـمُسْتَوْقِد římsa nad krbem kaminhylde Kaminsims κορνίζα τζακιού repisa de la chimenea takan reunus chambranle polica nad kaminom caminiera マントルピース 벽난로 선반 mantelstuk peishylle obramowanie kominka cornija da lareira, lintel полка над камином spiselkrans ชั้นที่อยู่เหนือเตาผิง şömine rafı bệ lò sưởi 壁炉台
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The piece was beautiful on the parlor mantel, and one could not have a home without some sort of ornament.
A broad window with leaded panes looked out upon the moor; and over the mantel was another portrait of the stiff, plain little girl who seemed to stare at her more curiously than ever.
Electric bells and speaking-tubes afforded communication with the lower stories; while on the mantel stood an electric clock, precisely like that in Mr.
There were also perhaps a dozen candles about, two in brass candlesticks upon the mantel and several in sconces, so that the room was brilliantly illuminated.
At present, really, the light he had set down on the mantel of the next room would have to figure his sword; which utensil, in the course of a minute, he had taken the requisite number of steps to possess himself of.
An oil lamp burned upon a high, old-fashioned mantel, casting its dim rays over a dozen repulsive figures.
Alexander faced her, resting his arm on the mantel behind him, and began to brush the sleeve of his jacket.
She made it with infinite care and hung it to the slightly-careening mantel, over the stove, in the kitchen.
The mourners sprang forward to the coffin, the friends followed, and as the clock on the mantel solemnly struck three all were staring down upon the face of John Mortonson, deceased.
If a home is happy it cannot fit too close--let the dresser collapse and become a billiard table; let the mantel turn to a rowing machine, the escritoire to a spare bedchamber, the washstand to an upright piano; let the four walls come together, if they will, so you and your Delia are between.
Nora," he said, when the elderly maid appeared at the door, "bring me one of the big brass candle-sticks from the mantel in the front drawing-room.
She rose with a little laugh and stood leaning towards the fire, her elbow upon the broad mantel, tall, graceful, alluring.