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cone

cone

 
pronunciation:
kon
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in geometry, a three-dimensional shape created by rotating a right triangle 360 degrees on its vertical axis.
 
definition 2: anything having the shape of a cone.
 
definition 3: the woody, seed-bearing structure of various evergreen trees such as the pine, fir, or hemlock, that has a shape similar to a cone.
 
definition 4: any of the cone-shaped cells in the retina of the human eye which register color and light.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: coned, cones, coning
definition: to form into a cone or conical shape.
Word Builder: kinds of cones
  • warning cone:
    a large, bright cone placed in a road to warn drivers of danger.
  • ice cream cone:
    a thin cookie in the shape of a cone. You put ice cream in the open end of the cone.
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