Translation of "mantle" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈmæn.təl/ us /ˈmæn.t̬əl/

mantle noun (RESPONSIBILITY)

[ S ] formal the responsibilities of an important position or job, especially as given from the person who had the job to the person who replaces them

She unsuccessfully attempted to assume the mantle of the presidency. 她想接任总统,但未成功。
He has been asked to take on the mantle of managing director in the New York office. 他被邀请出任纽约办事处总经理之职。

mantle noun (LAYER)

[ C ] literary a layer of something that covers a surface

A thick mantle of snow lay on the ground. 地上积着一层厚厚的雪。
We watched the building vanish under a mantle of thick smoke as the fire swiftly moved through it. 大火席卷而过,我们看到大楼消失在浓浓的烟幕中。

[ C ] specialized geology the part of the earth that surrounds the central core


[ C ] in the past, a piece of clothing without sleeves that was worn over other clothes


(Translation of “mantle” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)