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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cone  \Cone\,  v.  t. 
  To  render  cone-shaped;  to  bevel  like  the  circular  segment  of 
  a  cone;  as  to  cone  the  tires  of  car  wheels. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cone  \Cone\,  n.  [L.  conus  cone  (in  sense  1),  Gr  ?;  akin  to  Skr. 
  [,c]ana  whetstone,  L.  cuneus  wedge,  and  prob.  to  E.  hone.  See 
  {Hone},  n.] 
  1.  (Geom.)  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  scori[ae]  around  the 
  crater  of  a  volcano,  usually  heaped  up  in  a  conical  form 
 
  Now  had  Night  measured  with  her  shadowy  cone  Half 
  way  up  hill  this  vast  sublunar  vault.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  The  fruit  or  strobile  of  the  {Conifer[ae]},  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.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  shell  of  the  genus  {Conus},  having  a  conical 
  form 
 
  {Cone  of  rays}  (Opt.),  the  pencil  of  rays  of  light  which 
  proceed  from  a  radiant  point  to  a  given  surface,  as  that 
  of  a  lens,  or  conversely. 
 
  {Cone  pulley}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Oblique}  or  {Scalene  cone},  a  cone  of  which  the  axis  is 
  inclined  to  the  plane  of  its  base. 
 
  {Eight  cone}.  See  {Cone},  1. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cone 
  n  1:  any  cone-shaped  artifact 
  2:  a  shape  whose  base  is  a  cone  and  whose  sides  taper  up  to  a 
  point  [syn:  {conoid},  {cone  shape}] 
  3:  cone-shaped  mass  of  ovule-  or  spore-bearing  scales  or  bracts 
  [syn:  {strobilus},  {strobile}] 
  4:  visual  receptor  cell  sensitive  to  color  [syn:  {cone  cell},  {retinal 
  cone}] 
  v  1:  make  cione-shaped;  "cone  a  tire" 
  2:  make  cone-shaped 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cone,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  79357 




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