Definitions of cone

  1. 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 scoriae around the crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form.
  3. The fruit or strobile of the Coniferae, 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 base.
  4. A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical form.
  5. To render cone- shaped; to bevel like the circular segment of a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels.
  6. Conic, conical.
  7. any cone- shaped artifact
  8. cone- shaped mass of ovule- or spore- bearing scales or bracts
  9. a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
  10. A solid body which tapers equally to a point from a circular base; anything of similar shape; the fruit of the fir, pine, etc.
  11. A solid pointed figure with a circular base, as a sugar- loaf: fruit shaped like a cone, as that of the pine, fir, etc.
  12. A solid body tapering to a point from a circular base; fruit shaped like a cone.
  13. A solid figure that tapers uniformly from a circular base to a point; a scaly fruit, as of the pine, having such a shape.
  14. A solid body or tigure tapering to a point from a circular base, like a sugar- loaf; the seed of fruit shaped like a cone, as that of the pine; anything cone- shaped.
  15. A figure broad and round at the bottom, gradually lessening in circumference, like a sugar- loaf; the fruit of the fir, pine, & c.
  16. The female flower of the Coniferae, with woody axis and spirally arranged carpels; a conical elevation on an egg just before fertilization; a conical or flask- shaped cell of the retina.