cone
I. noun Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin conus, from Greek kōnos Date: 1545 1. a. a solid generated by rotating a right triangle about one of its legs — called also right circular cone b. a solid bounded by a circular or other closed plane base and the surface formed by line segments joining every point of the boundary of the base to a common vertex — see volume table c. a surface traced by a moving straight line passing through a fixed vertex 2. a. a mass of ovule-bearing or pollen-bearing scales or bracts in most conifers or in cycads that are arranged usually on a somewhat elongated axis b. any of several flower or fruit clusters suggesting a cone 3. something that resembles a cone in shape: as a. any of the conical photosensitive receptor cells of the vertebrate retina that function in color vision — compare rod 3 b. any of a family (Conidae) of tropical marine gastropod mollusks that inject their prey with a potent toxin c. the apex of a volcano d. a crisp usually cone-shaped wafer for holding ice cream II. transitive verb (coned; coning) Date: 1845 1. to make cone-shaped 2. to bevel like the slanting surface of a cone <
cone a tire
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cône — cône …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • cône — [ kon ] n. m. • 1552; lat. conus, gr. kônos 1 ♦ Math. Surface réglée dont les génératrices passent par un point fixe, le sommet. Angle au sommet du cône (angle Ŝ du triangle) :intersection du cône avec le plan passant par l axe. Angle solide du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cone — Cône Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cone — (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. kw^nos; 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coné — es un personaje de la tira cómica Condorito creada por Pepo. Apareció en la edición 22 de Condorito, en 1967. Es el sobrino de Condorito y vive como él en la ciudad ficticia de Pelotillehue. En una historieta revela que tiene 8 años recién… …   Wikipedia Español

  • cone — [ koun ] noun count * 1. ) an object with a circular base that rises to a point. Something in the shape of a cone is conical: a large building shaped like a cone a tower with a cone shaped roof 2. ) a cone shape that you put ice cream in and eat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • CONE — CONE, U.S. commercial and philanthropic family. HERMAN CONE (1828–97), the father of 13 children, emigrated from Bavaria to the U.S. in 1845 and ultimately established a successful wholesale grocery business in Baltimore. His two eldest sons,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cone — ist der Name von: Personen: Fred P. Cone (1871–1948), amerikanischer Politiker Mac Cone (*1952), kanadischer Springreiter Schwestern Cone (1894–1929), Claribel und Eta Cone, amerikanische Gesellschaftsdamen und Kunstsammlerinnen Orten: Cone… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cone — CONE. s. m. Terme de Mathématique. Pyramide ronde, corps solide, dont la base est un cercle, et qui se termine en pointe. Les pains de sucre sont faits en cône. f♛/b] On appelle Cône droit, Celui dont l axe est perpendiculaire à la base; et Cône… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • cone — [kōn] n. [ME < L conus < Gr kōnos, a wedge, peak, cone < IE base kō(n) , to sharpen > HONE1, L cos] 1. a) a flat based, single pointed solid formed by a rotating straight line that traces out a closed curved base from a fixed vertex… …   English World dictionary

  • Cone — (k[=o]n), v. t. To render cone shaped; to bevfl like whe circwlar segoent of a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”