mantel


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man·tel

also man·tle  (măn′tl)
n.
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.]

mantel

(ˈmæntəl) or less commonly

mantle

n
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]

Mantel

(mænˈtɛl)
n
(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

man•tel

or man•tle

(ˈmæn tl)

n.
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
Translations
římsa nad krbem
kaminhylde
takan reunus
polica nad kaminom
マントルピース
벽난로 선반
spiselkrans
ชั้นที่อยู่เหนือเตาผิง
bệ lò sưởi

mantel

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
References in classic literature ?
Some more potent upheaval had cloven a great slice from the marble mantel.
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.
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.
Electric bells and speaking-tubes afforded communication with the lower stories; while on the mantel stood an electric clock, precisely like that in Mr.
She made it with infinite care and hung it to the slightly-careening mantel, over the stove, in the kitchen.
An oil lamp burned upon a high, old-fashioned mantel, casting its dim rays over a dozen repulsive figures.
As it was there was but a step or two from the little table to the kitchen, to the mantel, the small buffet, and the side door that opened out on the narrow brick-paved yard.
Alexander faced her, resting his arm on the mantel behind him, and began to brush the sleeve of his jacket.
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.
Of course that is all that is expected of us when we are on mantels and cabinets and drawing-room tables, but our lives are much pleasanter here in our own country.
Upon the mantels, and on many shelves and brackets and tables, were clustered ornaments of every description, seemingly made out of all sorts of metals, glass, china, stones and marbles.
Those were of the purest 1830, with a grim harmony of cabbage- rose-garlanded carpets, rosewood consoles, round-arched fire-places with black marble mantels, and immense glazed book-cases of mahogany; whereas old Mrs.