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Meaning of CONE

Pronunciation:  kown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any cone-shaped artifact
  2. [n]  visual receptor cell sensitive to color
  3. [n]  cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts
  4. [n]  a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
  5. [v]  make cone-shaped; "cone a tire"

CONE is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cone cell, cone shape, conoid, retinal cone, strobile, strobilus
 See Also: artefact, artifact, bevel, chamfer, club moss, clubmoss, conifer, coniferous tree, fir cone, funnel, funnel shape, galbulus, horsetail, iodopsin, lycopod, peak, pinecone, point, reproductive structure, retina, round shape, tip, visual cell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cone\, n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. ?; akin to Skr.
    [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See
    {Hone}, n.]
    1. (Geom.) 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.
    2. Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as,
       a volcanic cone, a collection of scori[ae] around the
       crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form.
             Now had Night measured with her shadowy cone Half
             way up hill this vast sublunar vault. --Milton.
    3. (Bot.) The fruit or strobile of the {Conifer[ae]}, 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
    4. (Zo["o]l.) A shell of the genus {Conus}, having a conical
    {Cone of rays} (Opt.), the pencil of rays of light which
       proceed from a radiant point to a given surface, as that
       of a lens, or conversely.
    {Cone pulley}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Oblique} or {Scalene cone}, a cone of which the axis is
       inclined to the plane of its base.
    {Eight cone}. See {Cone}, 1.
  2. \Cone\, v. t.
    To render cone-shaped; to bevel like the circular segment of
    a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a cone in your dream, represents a flow of ideas and feelings.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: In gymnosperms and club mosses, a group of sporophylls arranged compactly on a central axis; in the angiosperm family Casuarina, a woody multiple fruit incorporating the bracts and bracteoles associated with the flowers.
Thesaurus Terms
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