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pyramid

pyr·a·mid

pyramid

pronunciation:
pi r mihd
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a geometrical solid with a polygonal base from each side of which a triangle extends to a common point.
 
definition 2: anything having such a shape or suggesting such a shape.
a pyramid of acrobats
definition 3: a monumental structure having such a shape, esp. any of various ancient tombs in Egypt and temples in Mexico.
 
definition 4: in the stock market, the operations involved in successively purchasing new stock using profits not yet realized from other stock.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pyramided, pyramiding, pyramids
definition 1: to take on or resemble the shape of a pyramid.
definition 2: to engage in a stock pyramid.
definition 3: to grow or increase rapidly, as wealth.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to form into a pyramid shape.
definition 2: to buy (stock) as part of a pyramid.
definition 3: to cause to increase rapidly.
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