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Definition of Pyramid

Pyramid

  1. 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. To use, or to deal in, in a pyramiding transaction. See Pyramid, v. i.
  3. The series of operations involved in pyramiding. See Pyramid, v. i.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.

Pyramid Quotations

Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
Alan Kay

The pyramid once passed there was still a short way to go before we confronted the Sphinx, in the middle of what our contemporaries have left him of his desert.
Pierre Loti

Some dog I got too. We call him Egypt. Because in every room he leaves a pyramid.
Rodney Dangerfield

I saw a human pyramid once. It was very unnecessary.
Mitch Hedberg

You could tell 'The Handmaid's Tale' from a male point of view. People have mistakenly felt that the women are oppressed, but power tends to organise itself in a pyramid. I could pick a male narrator from somewhere in that pyramid. It would interesting.
Margaret Atwood
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Pyramid Translations

pyramid in Dutch is piramide
pyramid in French is pyramide
pyramid in German is Pyramide
pyramid in Italian is piramide
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