from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Shaped like a cone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shaped like a cone; conical
- adj. A Catalan surface all of whose rulings intersect some fixed line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling a cone; conoidal.
- n. Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone.
- n. A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about its axis; ; -- more commonly called paraboloid, ellipsoid, etc.
- n. A surface which may be generated by a straight line moving in such a manner as always to meet a given straight line and a given curve, and continue parallel to a given plane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the form of a cone; conoidal.
- n. In geometry: A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about its axis. A skew surface which may be generated by a straight line moving in such a manner as to touch a straight line and curve, and continue parallel to a given plane. A surface generated by the revolution of an arc of a circle about its sine.
- n. In anatomy, the conarium or pineal body.
- In conchology, resembling or having the characters of the Conidæ.
- n. A gastropod of the family Conidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
That the center of gravity of a segment of a right conoid which is cut off by a plane perpendicular to the axis, lies on the straight line which is the axis of the segment divided in such a way that the portion at the vertex is twice as great as the remainder, may be perceived by our method in the following way:
The Hindus I believe to have been the first who symbolised by an equilateral triangle their peculiar cult, the Yoni-Linga: in their temple architecture, it became either a conoid or a perfect pyramid.
The only large building is the Jami or Cathedral, a long barn of poverty-stricken appearance, with broken-down gates, and two white-washed minarets of truncated conoid shape.
On these heights, which are mostly conoid with rounded tops, joined by ridges and saddlebacks, various kinds of Acacia cast a pallid and sickly green, like the olive tree upon the hills of Provence.
Frequent ant-hills gave an appearance of habitation to a desert still covered with the mosques and tombs of old Adel; and the shape of the country had gradually changed, basins and broad slopes now replacing the thickly crowded conoid peaks of the lower regions.
Down the mountain-slopes, like a whorl of shining dust blown before the wind, a crimson, conoid cloud came dancing.
Dazedly he saw a crimson conoid cloud spinning up and over the mountain slopes.
Down the mountain slopes, like a whirl of shining dust blown before the wind, a crimson, conoid cloud came dancing.
· The conoid unit has a shape which makes it suitable for use as roofing as well as wall components.
On this the gypsum-sisal mortar is spread to form the conoid.