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Meaning of PYRAMID

Pronunciation:  'pirumid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a massive memorial with a square base and four triangular sides; built as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
  2. [n]  a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  3. [v]  increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base
  4. [v]  arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
  5. [v]  use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal
  6. [v]  enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts

PYRAMID is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: arrange, benefit, deal, gain, increase, memorial, monument, polyhedron, profit, sell, set up, trade



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pyr"a*mid\, v. i. (Speculation)
    To enlarge one's holding or interest in a series of
    operations on a continued rise or decline by using the
    profits to buy or sell additional amounts on a margin, as
    where one buys on a 10% margin 100 shares of stock quoted at
    100, holds it till it rises to 105, and then uses the paper
    profit to buy 50 shares more, etc. The series of operations
    constitutes a pyramid.
  2. \Pyr"a*mid\, v. t. (Speculation)
    To use, or to deal in, in a pyramiding transaction. See
    {Pyramid}, v. i.
  3. \Pyr"a*mid\, n. (Speculation)
    The series of operations involved in pyramiding. See
    {Pyramid}, v. i.
  4. \Pyr"a*mid\, n. [L. pyramis, -idis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, of
    Egyptian origin: cf. F. pyramide.]
    1. A solid body standing on a triangular, square, or
       polygonal base, and terminating in a point at the top;
       especially, a structure or edifice of this shape.
    2. (Geom.) A solid figure contained by a plane rectilineal
       figure as base and several triangles which have a common
       vertex and whose bases are sides of the base.
    3. pl. (Billiards) The game of pool in which the balls are
       placed in the form of a triangle at spot. [Eng.]
    {Altitude of a pyramid} (Geom.), the perpendicular distance
       from the vertex to the plane of the base.
    {Axis of a pyramid} (Geom.), a straight line drawn from the
       vertex to the center of the base.
    {Earth pyramid}. (Geol.) See {Earth pillars}, under {Earth}.
    {Right pyramid} (Geom.) a pyramid whose axis is perpendicular
       to the base.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing pyramids in your dream means that many new and major changes will be occurring in a short amount of time. It is a symbol of longevity, stability, and a firm foundation. Dreaming that you are climbing a pyramid indicates that you will wander aimlessly for awhile before finding the gratification of your desires.