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See also: Pyramid
- piramis (obsolete)
pyramid (plural pyramids)
- 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.
- A construction in the shape of a pyramid, usually with a square or rectangular base.
2014 September 7, “Doddington's garden pyramid is a folly good show: The owners of a Lincolnshire stately home have brought the folly into the 21st century, by building a 30ft pyramid [print edition: Great pyramid of Lincolnshire, 6 September 2014, p. G2]”, in The Daily Telegraph, London:
- [T]he owners of Doddington Hall, in Lincolnshire, have brought the folly into the 21st century, by building a 30ft pyramid in the grounds of the Elizabethan manor.
- (geometry) A solid with triangular lateral faces and a polygonal (often square or rectangular) base.
- (Britain, dated) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.
- A pyramid scheme.
- (card games, uncountable) Alternative letter-case form of . (a solitaire card game)
- (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.
in geometry, a solid with triangular lateral faces and a polygonal base
pyramid scheme — see pyramid scheme
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- to build up or be arranged in the form of a pyramid
- (transitive, genetics) To combine (a series of genes) into a single genotype.
- (intransitive) To employ, or take part in, a pyramid scheme.
- Rhymes: -iːd
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