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Definition 1: any cone-shaped artifact - [noun denoting artifact]

(cone is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

Definition 2: a visual receptor cell in the retina that is sensitive to bright light and to color - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for cone in the sense of this definition

(cone is a kind of ...) one of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light

(cone is a part of ...) a violet photopigment in the retinal cones of the eyes of most vertebrates; plays a role in daylight vision

(... is part of cone) the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve

Definition 3: cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cone in the sense of this definition

(cone is a kind of ...) the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction

(... is a kind of cone ) the seed-producing cone of a fir tree

(... is a kind of cone ) the seed-producing cone of a cypress tree

(... is a kind of cone ) the seed-producing cone of a pine tree

(... is part of cone) any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones

(... is part of cone) perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America

(... is part of cone) primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles

Definition 4: a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for cone in the sense of this definition

(cone is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

(... is a kind of cone ) a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends

(cone is a part of ...) a V shape

"the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

Definition 5: make cone-shaped - [verb of contact]

Samples where cone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cone a tire

(cone is a kind of ...) cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel

"bevel the surface"

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