Meaning of CONE in English

CONE

I. cone 1 /kəʊn $ koʊn/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: French ; Origin: Latin conus , from Greek konos ]

1 . a solid or hollow shape that is round at one end, has sloping sides, and has a point at the other end, or something with this shape

2 . an object shaped like a large cone that is put on a road to prevent cars from going somewhere or to warn drivers about something

3 . the fruit of a ↑ pine or ↑ fir tree ⇨ conifer

4 .

a piece of thin cooked cake, shaped like a cone, that you put ↑ ice cream in, or a cone like this with ice cream in it

5 . technical a ↑ cell in your eye that is shaped like a cone, that helps you see light and colour ⇨ rod

II. cone 2 BrE AmE verb

cone something ↔ off phrasal verb British English

to put a row of orange ↑ cone s around an area to prevent people or cars from going there, for example during building work

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