from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See johnnycake. See Regional Notes at johnnycake, light bread.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A writ in law used by the superior courts to remove cases from inferior courts.
- n. A baked or fried cornbread (bread made of cornmeal), often made without milk or eggs.
- n. The last player to bet or play in turn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of johnnycake.
- n. An original writ, now superseded by the writ of certiorari, for removing a case from an inferior court into the Court of Exchequer.
- n. An obsolete writ to enforce appearance in court by attaching goods or requiring securities.
- n. The player who cuts the cards, being usually the player on the dealer's right.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cornbread; in the southwestern United States, any bread made of Indian corn, especially coarse kinds used by the negroes and poorer whites, commonly called corn-pone; also, finer bread, made with milk and eggs, in flat cakes about an inch thick, very light and delicate. See johnny-cake, hoe-cake.
- n. A loaf or cake of such bread.
- n. In old English law: A writ whereby an action depending in an inferior court might be removed into the Court of Common Pleas.
- n. A writ whereby the sheriff was commanded to take security of a person for his appearance upon an assigned day.
- n. In the game of vingt-et-un, the player to the left of the dealer; the eldest hand.
- n. In English and American card games, as bridge, the player who sits at the right of the dealer. See bridge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (southern)
At the same time he would throw up his cards, or hand them to the player on the dealer's right, who is termed the pone, and whose duty it is to collect the cards as they are played and keep them in readiness for the dealer when he requires a further supply.
The bread in gentlemen's houses is generally made of wheat, but some choose the pone, which is the bread made of Indian meal.
"pone" -- two varieties of cornbread -- were regularly eaten at breakfast and dinner.
If you don't have a child between 7 and 13 years old, you're probably furrowing your brow right now, wondering what the word "pone" could possibly mean.
According to urban lore, "pone" was coined by young fans of the boy band the Jonas Brothers who recently rocked Abu Dabhi in what was surely one of the stranger concerts in human history, or even -- so the Brothers are said to claim -- directly by them.
I think I sold like a thousand boxes or more... but I must admit I'm not into video games anymore... so I had no idea what "pone" meant.
She had at this time only meal enough in her house to make one "pone" of bread.
He will cheerfully eat fat bacon and "pone" corn-bread all the week [C] in order to indulge in unlimited soda-water, melon and fish at the end.
When the stock of bread is low this quickly-prepared corn bread or "pone" is a very good substitute for bread, and was frequently baked by Mary at the farm.
Save that it was destitute of salt, it was quite a toothsome bit of nutriment for a hungry man, and I recommend my readers to try making a "pone" of this kind once, just to see what it was like.