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cone (round shape)

Definition:

a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point

Class:

shape noun (2- and 3-dimensional shapes)

Plural:

cones

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

funnel shape | point

Synonyms:

cone shape | conoid

Etymology:

Middle French cone (16th century) or directly from Latin conus "a cone, peak of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of cone...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Conoid

a Catalan surface all of whose rulings intersect a fixed line, called the axis of the conoid. If all its rulings are perpendicular to its axis, then the conoid is called a right conoid. For example, the hyperbolic paraboloid z = xy is a conoid with... (46 of 227 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Conoid

Collins Dictionary:

conoid | conoidally [adverb, derived]

a geometric surface formed by rotating a parabola, ellipse, or hyperbola about one axis | conical, cone-shaped (16 of 263 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/conoid

Oxford Dictionary:

conoid | conoidal

[zoology] : approximately conical in shape. | a conoid object (9 of 39 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/conoid

Wiktionary:

conoid | conoids [plural] | right conoid ⊃ hyperbolic paraboloid [subtype, sense-specific] | conical [synonym, sense-specific]

Shaped like a cone; conical | Anything shaped like a cone. | [geometry] A Catalan surface all of whose rulings intersect some fixed line. | [geometry] A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about its axis. (36 of 38 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/conoid

Merriam-Webster:

conoid | conoidal

shaped like or nearly like a cone (7 of 29 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/conoid

Random House Dictionary:

conoid | conoidal [sense-specific]

resembling a cone in shape; cone-shaped. | a geometrical solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about one of its axes. (22 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/conoid

New World Dictionary:

conoid | conoidal [sense-specific]

cone-shaped | a cone-shaped thing | [geometry] a solid described by a conic section revolving about its axis (16 of 25 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conoid

American Heritage Dictionary:

conoid

Shaped like a cone. (4 of 12 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conoid

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cone [mathematics]

in mathematics, the surface traced by a moving straight line that always passes through a fixed point. The path, to be definite, is directed by some ... (26 of 227 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/131738​/cone

cone [retinal cell]

light-sensitive cell with a conical projection in the retina of the vertebrate eye, associated with colour vision and perception of fine detail. ... (22 of 120 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/131740​/cone

cone [plant anatomy] | strobilus [synonym]

in botany, mass of scales or bracts, usually ovate in shape, containing the reproductive organs of certain nonflowering plants. The cone, a ... (22 of 43 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/131725​/cone

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cone | conical surface

in mathematics, surface generated by a moving line (the generator) that passes through a given fixed point (the vertex) and continually intersects a ... (23 of 220 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0813187​.html

cone | strobilus | conical surface

in botany, reproductive organ of the gymnosperms (the conifers, cycads, and ginkgoes). Like the flower in the angiosperms (flowering plants), the cone ... (22 of 205 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0813186​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cone [countable] | cones [plural]

an object with a circular base that rises to a point. Something in the shape of a cone is conical | a plastic object shaped like a cone that is put in ... (31 of 135 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cone

cone [verb] | coned [past tense] | coned off [past tense] | coning [present participle] | coning off [present participle] | cones [3rd-person singular present] | cones off [3rd-person singular present] | cone off [I/you/we/they, related]

cone off [transitive, British] to put traffic cones across a road in order to prevent traffic from going along the road (21 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cone 13

Cambridge Dictionary:

cone [entry 1]

a shape with a flat, round or oval base and a top which becomes narrower until it forms a point (20 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cone 1

cone [entry 2]

the hard oval-shaped fruit of a conifer (7 of 15 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cone 2

cone [entry 3]

a container made of very light thin biscuit, or one of these containing ice cream (15 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cone 3

Encarta Dictionary:

cone | cones [plural] | coned [past tense] | coning [present participle] | cone shell [marine biology, sense-specific, noun] | cone shells [marine biology, sense-specific, noun, plural] | right circular cone [math, sense-specific, noun] | right circular cones [math, sense-specific, noun, plural]

an object or shape that has a circular base and tapers to a point at the top, or has a circular top and tapers to a point at the bottom | a ... (31 of 347 words, 11 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599445​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

cone

First use: 1560s

Origin: Middle French cone (16th century) or directly from Latin conus "a cone, peak of a helmet", from Greek konos "cone, spinning top, ... (23 of 43 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=cone

New World Dictionary:

cone | coned [past tense] | coning [present participle]

Origin: Middle English from Latin conus from Greek kōnos, a wedge, peak, cone from Indo-European base kōnoun-, to sharpen derives "hone", Latin cos

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cone

American Heritage Dictionary:

cone | coned [past tense] | coning [present participle] | cones [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French cône and Middle English cone, angle of a quadrant, both from Latin cōnus, from Greek kōnos; see kō- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cone

Oxford Dictionary:

cone | traffic cone | pyrometric cone | cone something off

Origin: late Middle English (denoting an apex or vertex): from French cône, via Latin from Greek kōnos

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cone

Wiktionary:

cone | cones [plural] | coned [past tense] | coning [present participle]

Origin: Latin conus ("cone, wedge, peak"), from Ancient Greek κώνος (konos, "cone, spinning top, pine cone")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cone

Collins Dictionary:

cone

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin cōnus, from Greek kōnus pine cone, geometrical cone

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cone

Merriam-Webster:

cone [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1545

Origin: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin conus, from Greek kōnos

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cone

Encarta Dictionary:

cone | cones [plural] | coned [past tense] | coning [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French from Greek kōnos "pine cone, cone"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599445​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

cone | cones [plural] | coned [past tense] | coning [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cone"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cone

Collins Dictionary:

cone

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cone"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cone

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cone [countable] | cones [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cone"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cone

cone [verb] | coned [past tense] | coned off [past tense] | coning [present participle] | coning off [present participle] | cones [3rd-person singular present] | cones off [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cone"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cone 13

Macmillan American Dictionary:

cone [countable] | cones [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cone"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/cone

Cambridge Dictionary:

cone [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "cone"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "cone"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cone 1

the Free Dictionary:

cone

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "cone"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "cone"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "cone" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/cone

Google Dictionary:

cone | cones [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "cone"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

cone

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cone"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=cone​0001 word=cone

YourDictionary Audio:

cone

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cone" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cone

freedictionary.org:

Cone

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Cone" by speech synthesizer

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