Pyramid meaning

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The definition of a pyramid is a structure with a square base and four sloping triangular sides that meet at one point, or a financial strategy where additional rewards are earned based on previously-earned rewards.

An example of a pyramid is the figure on the back left side of the U.S. one dollar bill.

An example of a pyramid is a company building their sales force by having current sales people earn a portion of the earnings of those they recruit.

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A crystal form in which as many as 12 sloping faces intersect at a point.
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To place or build in the shape of a pyramid.
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To speculate in (stock) by making a series of buying and selling transactions in which paper profits are used as margin for buying more stock.
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To assume the shape of a pyramid.
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To increase rapidly and on a widening base.
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To pyramid stocks.
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An object, formation, structure, or organization shaped like or suggesting a pyramid.
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A solid figure having a polygonal base, the sides of which form the bases of triangular surfaces meeting at a common vertex.
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To build up, mass, or heap in the form of a pyramid.
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An ancient massive construction with a square or rectangular base and four triangular sides meeting in an apex, such as those built as tombs in Egypt or as bases for temples in Mesoamerica.
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Any huge structure with a square base and four sloping, triangular sides meeting at the top, as those built by the ancient Egyptians for royal tombs.
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The transactions involved in pyramiding stock.
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A structure or part suggestive of a pyramid in shape.
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To engage in (a series of buying or selling operations) during an upward or downward trend in the stock market, working on margin with the profits made in the transactions.
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A construction in the shape of a pyramid, usually with a square or rectangular base.
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(geometry) A solid with triangular lateral faces and a polygonal (often square or rectangular) base.
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(UK, dated) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.
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A pyramid scheme.
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(genetics) To combine (a series of genes) into a single genotype.
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To build (an argument or thesis, for example) progressively from a basic general premise.
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the (Great) Pyramids
  • The three large pyramids at Gîza, Egypt: the largest is the Pyramid of Khufu.
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the (Great) Pyramids

Origin of pyramid

  • Latin pȳramis pȳramid- from Greek pūramis of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French pyramide, from Old French piramide, from Latin pyramis, genitive pyramides, from Ancient Greek πυραμίς (pyramís), of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary