from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music A wind instrument of the trumpet class, having three valves operated by pistons.
- n. A piece of paper twisted into a cone and used to hold small wares such as candy or nuts.
- n. A headdress, often cone-shaped, worn by women in the 12th and 13th centuries.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A musical instrument of the brass family, slightly smaller than a trumpet, usually in the musical key of B-flat.
- n. A piece of paper twisted to be used as a container.
- n. A pastry shell to be filled with ice-cream, hence (UK) an ice cream cone.
- n. The white headdress worn by the Sisters of Charity.
- n. The standard flown by a cavalry troop.
- n. The fifth commissioned officer in a cavalry troop, who carried the colours (equivalent to the ensign in infantry).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the oboe family.
- n. A brass instrument, with cupped mouthpiece, and furnished with valves or pistons, now used in bands, and, in place of the trumpet, in orchestras. See cornet-à-piston.
- n. A certain organ stop or register.
- n. A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares.
- n. A troop of cavalry; -- so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player.
- n. The standard of such a troop.
- n. The lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished in 1871.
- n. A headdress.
- n. A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions.
- n. A part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century.
- n. See Coronet, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: Originally, a musical instrument of the oboe class, of crude construction and harsh tone.
- n. Same as cornet-à-pistons. An organ-stop having from 3 to 5 pipes to each key, and giving loud and somewhat coarse tones: now rarely made.
- n. A pedal reed-stop of 2-or 4-feet tone.
- n. A little cap of paper twisted at the end, in which retailers inclose small wares.
- n. The square-topped academic cap.
- n. A woman's head-dress or a part of it, probably named from its angular or pointed shape, as the end or corner of the tippet of the chaperon in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
- n. That part of the head-dress worn in the seventeenth century that hung down beside the cheek; a flap, a pendent strip of lace, or the like. See pinner. Also called bugle-cap.
- n. In dressmaking, the shaping of a sleeve near the wrist: so called from its resemblance to what is known as trumpet-shape.
- n. Same as cornette.
- n. Milit.: A flag or standard.
- n. The officer of lowest commissioned grade in the cavalry, to whose charge this flag was confided: a term equivalent to ensign in the infantry.
- n. A company of cavalry, named in like manner from the standard carried at its head.
- n. Same as coronet, 6.
- To let the blood of (a horse).
- n. In botany, a hollow, horn-like growth or projection; a hood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of corn, horn, from Latin cornū; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French cornet, diminutive of a popular reflex of Latin cornū ("horn"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle French cornette, diminutive of corne, from Latin cornua ("horns"). (Wiktionary)