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Definitions of cone

  1. A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of the sides adjacent to the right angle; -- called also a right cone. More generally, any solid having a vertical point and bounded by a surface which is described by a straight line always passing through that vertical point; a solid having a circle for its base and tapering to a point or vertex. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as, a volcanic cone, a collection of scoriae around the crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The fruit or strobile of the Coniferae, as of the pine, fir, cedar, and cypress. It is composed of woody scales, each one of which has one or two seeds at its base. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical form. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. To render cone-shaped; to bevel like the circular segment of a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Conic, conical. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. any cone-shaped artifact Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. A solid body which tapers equally to a point from a circular base; anything of similar shape; the fruit of the fir, pine, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A solid pointed figure with a circular base, as a sugar-loaf: fruit shaped like a cone, as that of the pine, fir, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A solid body tapering to a point from a circular base; fruit shaped like a cone. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A solid figure that tapers uniformly from a circular base to a point; a scaly fruit, as of the pine, having such a shape. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A solid body or tigure tapering to a point from a circular base, like a sugar-loaf; the seed of fruit shaped like a cone, as that of the pine; anything cone-shaped. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A figure broad and round at the bottom, gradually lessening in circumference, like a sugar-loaf; the fruit of the fir, pine, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. The female flower of the Coniferae, with woody axis and spirally arranged carpels; a conical elevation on an egg just before fertilization; a conical or flask-shaped cell of the retina. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for cone

  1. This early vision passed away, however, Into the dreary cone of our life's shade. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  2. A cone was on the ground and it had a thread fastened to it. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
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