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  1. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the oboe family. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A brass instrument, with cupped mouthpiece, and furnished with valves or pistons, now used in bands, and, in place of the trumpet, in orchestras. See Cornet-a-piston. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A certain organ stop or register. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A troop of cavalry; -- so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The standard of such a troop. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished in 1871. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. See Coronet, 2. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A headdress. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. A musical wind instrument. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Cornetist. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A little horn: a horn-shaped trumpet: formerly a body of cavalry accompanied by a cornet player: formerly, the lowest rank of commissioned officers in the British cavalry, corresponding to the present sublieutenant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A horn-shaped trumpet; cavalry officer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A small wind - instrument of the trumpet class. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Formerly, a cavalry officer; a flag or standard. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A musical wind instrument of the nature of a trumpet; a troop of horse; a commissioned officer of cavalry next below a lieutenant; a conical paper bag; a cap anciently worn by doctors of divinity; a head-dress. Cornet-a-piston, a brass wind instrument, of the nature of the French born, but furnished with valves and stoppers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A wind musical instrument; an officer of cavalry who bears the colours of a troop. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Heb. shophar, "brightness," with reference to the clearness of its sound ( 1 Chronicles 15:28 ; 2 Chr 15:14 ; Psalms 98:6 ; Hosea 5:8 ). It is usually rendered in the Authorized Version "trumpet." It denotes the long and straight horn, about eighteen inches long. The words of Joel, "Blow the trumpet," literally, "Sound the cornet," refer to the festival which was the preparation for the day of Atonement. In Daniel 3:5 Daniel 3:7 Daniel 3:10 Daniel 3:15 , the word (keren) so rendered is a curved horn. The word "cornet" in 2 Samuel 6:5 (Heb. mena'an'im, occurring only here) was some kind of instrument played by being shaken like the Egyptian sistrum, consisting of rings or bells hung loosely on iron rods. biblestudytools.com
  22. (Heb. shophar ), a loud-sounding instrument, made of the horn of a ram or a chamois (sometimes of an ox), and used by the ancient Hebrews for signals, ( Leviticus 25:9 ) and much used by the priests. ( 1 Chronicles 15:28 ) biblestudytools.com
  23. A troop of cavalry; so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player. dictgcide_fs
  24. kor'net, n. a brass treble wind-instrument, with a cup mouthpiece--also COR'NET-À-PIS'TON, -ons: formerly the lowest grade of commissioned officer in the cavalry--the office was abolished in 1871, sub-lieutenant being substituted.--ns. COR'NETCY, the commission or rank of a cornet; COR'NETIST, COR'NIST, a solo cornet-player. [Fr. cornet, dim. of corne, a horn, trumpet. See CORN, lit. horn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. (Also cornet-a-piston (s), cornopean) brass musical instrument of trumpet class, with valves or pistons; c.-player, also cornetist n.; conically-rolled piece of paper for groceries &c.; solo c., echo c., organ-stops. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. White head-dress of Sister of Charity; (formerly) fifth commissioned officer in cavalry troop, who carried the colours (from obs. sense pennon, standard), whence cornetcy n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. [L.] (Mil. ) Formerly, a commissioned officer of the cavalry, who carried the standard. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. [French] [Latin] A species of trumpet; —the officer who carries the standard in a cavalry troop. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. A musical instrument blown with the mouth; a company or troop of horse, in this sense obsolete; the officer that bears the standard of a troop; Cornet of a horse, is the lowest part of his pattern that runs round the coffin. Complete Dictionary

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