Meaning of CONE in English

CONE

/ kəʊn; NAmE koʊn/ noun , verb

■ noun

1.

a solid or hollow object with a round flat base and sides that slope up to a point

—see also conic , conical

2.

a solid or hollow object that is shaped like a cone :

a paper cone full of popcorn

the cone of a volcano

—see also nose cone

3.

(also ˈtraffic cone ) a plastic object shaped like a cone and often red and white, or yellow, in colour, used on roads to show where vehicles are not allowed to go, for example while repairs are being done

4.

(also old-fashioned cornet ) a piece of thin crisp biscuit shaped like a cone, which you can put ice cream in to eat it

5.

the hard dry fruit of a pine or fir tree :

a pine cone

—picture at tree

—see also fir cone

■ verb

PHRASAL VERBS

- cone sth off

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (denoting an apex or vertex): from French cône , via Latin from Greek kōnos .

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