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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French cone, from Latin conus (cone, wedge, peak), from Ancient Greek κῶνος (kônos, cone, spinning top, pine cone)

 
Pine cone (5)

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A cone (1)–(3)

NounEdit

cone (plural cones)

  1. (geometry) A surface of revolution formed by rotating a segment of a line around another line that intersects the first line.
  2. (geometry) A solid of revolution formed by rotating a triangle around one of its altitudes.
  3. (topology) A space formed by taking the direct product of a given space with a closed interval and identifying all of one end to a point.
  4. Anything shaped like a cone.[1]
  5. The fruit of a conifer.[1]
  6. An ice cream cone.[1]
  7. A traffic cone
  8. A unit of volume, applied solely to marijuana and only while it is in a smokable state; roughly 1.5 cubic centimetres, depending on use.
  9. Any of the small cone-shaped structures in the retina.[1]
  10. (slang) The bowl piece on a bong.
  11. (slang) The process of smoking cannabis in a bong.
  12. (slang) A cone-shaped cannabis joint.
  13. (slang) A passenger on a cruise ship (so-called by employees after traffic cones, from the need to navigate around them)
  14. (category theory) An object V together with an arrow going from V to each object of a diagram such that for any arrow A in the diagram, the pair of arrows from V which subtend A also commute with it. (Then V can be said to be the cone’s vertex and the diagram which the cone subtends can be said to be its base.)
  15. A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical form.
  16. A set of formal languages with certain desirable closure properties, in particular those of the regular languages, the context-free languages and the recursively enumerable languages.

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cone (third-person singular simple present cones, present participle coning, simple past and past participle coned)

  1. (pottery) To fashion into the shape of a cone.
  2. (frequently followed by "off") To segregate or delineate an area using traffic cones
    • 2006, Great Britain: Department for Transport, “D5 Single Carriageway Roads”, in Traffic Signs Manual, Part 1[1], The Stationery Office, →ISBN, page 140:
      The area occupied by the works should be coned off and the usual advance warning signs should be provided on all approaches

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1998

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NounEdit

cōne

  1. vocative singular of cōnus

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EtymologyEdit

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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" (cognates: Sanskrit sanah "whetstone," Latin catus "sharp," Old English han "stone").

NounEdit

cone m (plural cones)

  1. (geometry, etc.) cone (conical shape)