Meaning of PYRAMID in English

[ 'pɪrəmɪd ]

■ noun

1》 a monumental stone structure with a square or triangular base and sloping sides that meet in a point at the top, especially one built as a royal tomb in ancient Egypt.

2》 Geometry a polyhedron of which one face is a polygon and the other faces are triangles with a common vertex.

3》 Anatomy a ~-shaped structure, especially in the brain.

4》 a system of financial growth achieved by a small initial investment.

5》 ( ~s ) [treated as sing. ] a game played on a billiard table with fifteen coloured balls arranged in a triangle and a cue ball.

■ verb chiefly N. Amer. heap or stack in a ~al shape.


~ical -'mɪdɪk(ə)l adjective

~ically adverb


ME: via L. from Gk puramis , puramid- .

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