manto

manto(
mahn
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (clothing)
a. cloak
Para la Noche de Brujas me compré un manto negro como el que usa Drácula.For Halloween I bought a black cloak like the one Dracula wears.
El detective se puso el sombrero y el manto y salió en búsqueda de la aventura.The detective put on his hat and cloak and set out in search of adventure.
2. (geology)
a. mantle
Casi la mitad del manto de la Tierra esta compuesto de sílice.Almost half of the Earth's mantle is made of silica.
b. stratum
El gobierno aprobó la explotación del manto petrolífero de la costa.The government approved the exploitation of the oil-bearing stratum on the coast.
c. layer
El manto inferior de la mina produce cobre y tiene un espesor de dos metros.The lower layer of the mine produces copper and has a thickness of two meters.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(covering)
a. mantle
Lograron huir arropados bajo el manto de la oscuridad.They were able to flee under a mantle of darkness.
b. cloak
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Las negociaciones se han hecho bajo un manto de secretos.The negotiations have been made under a cloak of secrecy.
c. blanket
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A mediados de otoño, el suelo estaba cubierto por un manto de hojas secas.By mid-fall, the ground was covered with a blanket of dry leaves.
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manto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (capa)
a. cloak
2. (fig)
a. mantle, layer
3. (geology)
a. mantle
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manto
1 (capa) (para abrigarse) cloak; (Religión) (Jur) robe; gown;
2 (Zoología) mantle
3 (velo)
cuando la noche tiende su manto when the world is cloaked in darkness; un manto de nieve cubría la colina a blanket of snow covered the hill
4 (Minería) layer; stratum
5 (also manto de chimenea) mantel
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