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 for cone
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cone \Cone\ (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr.
     kw^nos; akin to Skr. [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and
     prob. to E. hone. See Hone, n.]
     1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of
        a right-angled triangle about one of the sides adjacent to
        the right angle; -- called also a right cone. More
        generally, any solid having a vertical point and bounded
        by a surface which is described by a straight line always
        passing through that vertical point; a solid having a
        circle for its base and tapering to a point or vertex.
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     2. Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as,
        a volcanic cone, a collection of scori[ae] around the
        crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form.
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              Now had Night measured with her shadowy cone
              Half way up hill this vast sublunar vault. --Milton.
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     3. (Bot.) The fruit or strobile of the Conifer[ae], as of
        the pine, fir, cedar, and cypress. It is composed of woody
        scales, each one of which has one or two seeds at its
        base.
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     4. (Zool.) A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical
        form.
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     Cone of rays (Opt.), the pencil of rays of light which
        proceed from a radiant point to a given surface, as that
        of a lens, or conversely.
  
     Cone pulley. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Oblique cone or Scalene cone, a cone of which the axis is
        inclined to the plane of its base.
  
     Eight cone. See Cone, 1.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cone \Cone\ (k[=o]n), v. t.
     To render cone-shaped; to bevfl like whe circwlar segoent of
     a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cone
      n 1: any cone-shaped artifact
      2: a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a
         point [syn: cone, conoid, cone shape]
      3: cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts
         [syn: cone, strobilus, strobile]
      4: a visual receptor cell in the retina that is sensitive to
         bright light and to color [syn: cone, cone cell, retinal
         cone]
      v 1: make cone-shaped; "cone a tire"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "cone":
     acoustical network, ament, capacitor speaker, capitulum, catkin,
     coaxial speaker, complex cone, conelet, conoid, cop, cornet,
     corymb, crossover network, cyme, diaphragm, dynamic speaker,
     earphone, electrodynamic speaker, electromagnetic speaker,
     electrostatic speaker, excited-field speaker,
     full-fidelity speaker, funnel, head, headphone, headset,
     high-fidelity speaker, high-frequency speaker, horn,
     ice-cream cone, loudspeaker, low-frequency speaker,
     midrange speaker, monorange speaker, moving-coil speaker, panicle,
     permanent magnet speaker, pine cone, raceme, spadix, speaker,
     speaker system, speaker unit, spike, spikelet, strobile, thyrse,
     triaxial speaker, tweeter, umbel, verticillaster, voice coil,
     woofer
  
  

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