- 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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Origin of cone
Example sentences from the Web for cone
The cups or cones are topped with everything from milk powder and flavored syrups to fresh fruit and marshmallows.Everything You Need to Know About Costa Rican Food|Nicholas Gill|November 11, 2020|Eater
“It’s all just wait and see now,” Brown said, watching a truck full of red cones and plywood drive past her shuttered store.D.C. police and businesses prepare for possible Election Day unrest|Peter Hermann, Emily Davies|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Orange cones and metal signs indicated stretches of roadwork.
They point to the National Hurricane Center, a part of the National Weather Service that projects when and where a storm might hit, complete with a cone of uncertainty—the known unknowns of a forecast.We already know how to keep the next pandemic from catching us off guard|Rob Verger|October 8, 2020|Popular Science
To address this misunderstanding, Eosco suggests that we give the cone an enhancement, or even find a new way to visualize this information.NOAA is changing the way it talks about hurricanes|Greta Moran|September 22, 2020|Popular Science
Upon this framework, the prominence of his family, she built up during the coning week a new structure of hope.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
But you can't start this morning, because you're coning with Jill and me to choose the rug.Berry And Co.|Dornford Yates
He lay a long time tossing, and proing and coning, without being able to arrive at any satisfactory solution of the matter.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour|R. S. Surtees
"I saw Mr. Munt coning up from the boat," she said in answer to Mavering's demand for some sort of astonishment from her.April Hopes|William Dean Howells
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