Definition of "cones" []

  • A geometric solid consisting of a plane base bounded by a closed curve, often a circle or an ellipse, every point of which is joined to a fixed point, the vertex, lying outside the plane of the base. A right circular cone has a vertex perpendicularly above or below the centre of a circular base. Volume of a cone: 1⁄3πr2h, where r is the radius of the base and h is the height of the cone (noun)
  • A geometric surface formed by a line rotating about the vertex and connecting the peripheries of two closed plane bases, usually circular or elliptical, above and below the vertex (noun)
  • Anything that tapers from a circular section to a point, such as a wafer shell used to contain ice cream (noun)
  • The reproductive body of conifers and related plants, made up of overlapping scales, esp the mature female cone, whose scales each bear a seed (noun)
  • A similar structure in horsetails, club mosses, etc (noun)
  • A small cone-shaped bollard used as a temporary traffic marker on roads (noun)
  • Any one of the cone-shaped cells in the retina of the eye, sensitive to colour and bright light (noun)
  • To shape like a cone or part of a cone (verb)
  • Plural form of cone. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "cones" in a sentence
  • "And then, turning so gradually he could have been a tree growing toward the light, he lifted a hand and pointed, shakily, to the water tank, where it floated on wooden struts behind the two whitewashed yurts that housed Geshe and Lama respectively and rose like twin ice-cream cones from the dead blasted earth."
  • "That picture of them with the ice cream cones is adorable."
  • "Piloncillo is the dark brown sugar, sold in cones, that gives many Mexican syrups and candies a depth of flavor not achieved with white sugar."