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The Great Pyramids of Giza.
The initial layout of the game of Pyramid.

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



pyramid ‎(plural pyramids)

  1. 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.
  2. A construction in the shape of a pyramid, usually with a square or rectangular base.
  3. (geometry) A solid with triangular lateral faces and a polygonal (often square or rectangular) base.
  4. (Britain, dated) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.
  5. A pyramid scheme.
  6. (card games, uncountable) Alternative letter-case form of Pyramid. (a solitaire card game)
  7. (card games) The triangular layout of cards in the game of Pyramid.
    Build your pyramid with all cards face down, except the cards in the bottom row.


For usage examples of this term, see Citations:pyramid.

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pyramid ‎(third-person singular simple present pyramids, present participle pyramiding, simple past and past participle pyramided)

  1. (transitive, genetics) To combine (a series of genes) into a single genotype.
  2. (intransitive) To employ, or take part in, a pyramid scheme.



pyramid c

  1. (geometry) pyramid
  2. Pyramid-shaped construction.


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