- 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.
Origin of cone
Examples from the Web for cone
Contemporary Examples of cone
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
For his part, Logan now believes that more than 95 percent of cone bearing trees are infected.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
In those early days, a loudspeaker was set in a plywood basket or frame with a circle cut out for the cone.Sidney Harman: An Extraordinary Life
April 13, 2011
Whatever you think of the two pieces of music on display in these videos, one thing is beyond dispute: America loves a cone bra.Bra of the Century
June 15, 2010
From cone bras at Jean-Paul Gaultier to Doc Martens and crop-tops on Lindsay Lohan and Agyness Deyn, grunge-era fashion is back.Viva La 1990s!
May 5, 2010
Historical Examples of cone
In literary affairs, to become the fundamental element in a cone of critics.The Devil's Dictionary
After two or three hours we reached the bottom of the cone of rocks and ashes.
Many feet down from the top it had torn a hole through the cone.
He rose early next morning, and climbed up to the top of the cone.
They went up the hill to the east, across the cone, and down into the plain below.
- 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
Word Origin for cone
1560s, from Middle French cone (16c.) or directly from Latin conus "a cone, peak of a helmet," from Greek konos "cone, spinning top, pine cone," perhaps from PIE root *ko- "to sharpen" (cf. Sanskrit sanah "whetstone," Latin catus "sharp," Old English han "stone").