- a solid whose surface is generated by a line passing through a fixed point and a fixed plane curve not containing the point, consisting of two equal sections joined at a vertex.
- a plane surface resembling the cross section of a solid cone.
- the more or less conical multiple fruit of the pine, fir, etc., consisting of overlapping or valvate scales bearing naked ovules or seeds; a strobile.
- a similar fruit, as in cycads or club mosses.
verb (used with object), coned, con·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for cone
I slashed the cone speaker, and not really knowing what I was doing at the time, didn’t expect it to even work.Q&A with Dave Davies: Whether the Kinks will reunite, the magic of ‘Lola’ and the little green amp|Geoff Edgers|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
“The payload orb was held in a central basket, with its main antenna probe extended more than halfway to the tip of the cone,” Finer recalled.Lunik: Inside the CIA’s audacious plot to steal a Soviet satellite|Bobbie Johnson|January 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Denis Shapovalov, the 12th-ranked Canadian, has adorned his hotel-room floor with orange cones and lines to keep his footwork and groundstrokes sharp.A tennis player has turned his Australian Open quarantine into a party of one|Liz Clarke|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
The cone moves with the plane and emits a series of pressure waves that travel at the speed of sound.
As the spin axis wobbles, it traces a cone shape around the original axis.Researchers reveal the secret to the perfect football throw|Harini Barath|December 15, 2020|Science News For Students
Cone Mills features in all the major chapters of the 20th century.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For his part, Logan now believes that more than 95 percent of cone bearing trees are infected.
But they also don't greow cones: Whitebark pines can wait 80 years or more to begin cone production.
The “weapon”--a cone-shaped object with winglets--is launched on top of a repurposed Poseidon nuclear missile.
In the distance I spotted banners on buildings and a pair of one-legged fishermen balancing with large cone-shaped nets.
On certain of the stems the fertile cone appears and the spores are ripened about June, after which the process withers.
With the dispersal of the spores the cone shrivels up, and then the stems starts to send out green branches.
But upon his head, instead of the ordinary cone-shaped hat worn by the men of the country, was a very peculiar structure.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
If we look sharp, we shall soon find on them a handsome half-open cone.
After an hour, the cone is so closely shut, that the flowers are held as fast in its scales as if they had always grown there.
British Dictionary definitions for cone
- a geometric solid consisting of a plane base bounded by a closed curve, often a circle or an ellipse, every point of which is joined to a fixed point, the vertex, lying outside the plane of the base. A right circular cone has a vertex perpendicularly above or below the centre of a circular base. Volume of a cone: 1/3 π r ² h, where r is the radius of the base and h is the height of the cone
- a geometric surface formed by a line rotating about the vertex and connecting the peripheries of two closed plane bases, usually circular or elliptical, above and below the vertexSee also conic section
- the reproductive body of conifers and related plants, made up of overlapping scales, esp the mature female cone, whose scales each bear a seed
- a similar structure in horsetails, club mosses, etcTechnical name: strobilus