Meaning of PYRAMID in English



Pyramids are ancient stone buildings with four triangular sloping sides. The most famous ~s are those built in ancient Egypt to contain the bodies of their kings and queens.

We set off to see the Pyramids and Sphinx.



A ~ is a shape, object, or pile of things with a flat base and sloping triangular sides that meet at a point.

On a plate in front of him was piled a ~ of flat white biscuits.

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You can describe something as a ~ when it is organized so that there are fewer people at each level as you go towards the top.

Traditionally, the Brahmins, or the priestly class, are set at the top of the social ~.


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