1. a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point;

[syn: cone,

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conoid \Co"noid\ a. Resembling a cone; conoidal. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conoid \Co"noid\ (k[=o]"noid), n. [Gr. kwnoeidh`s conical; kw^nos cone + e'i^dos form: cf. F. cono["i]de.] 1. Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) (a) A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about its axis; as, a parabolic conoid, elliptic conoid, etc.; -- more commonly called paraboloid, ellipsoid, etc. (b) 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. --Math. Dict. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

conoid n 1: a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point [syn: cone, conoid, cone shape]