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English noun: pyramid

1. pyramid (shape) a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex


Broader (hypernym)polyhedron

2. pyramid (possession) (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases


Broader (hypernym)speculation, venture


Domain categorysecurities market, stock exchange, stock market

3. Pyramid (artifact) a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt


SynonymsGreat Pyramid, Pyramids of Egypt


Instance hypernymmemorial, monument


Member meronymSeven Wonders of the Ancient World, Seven Wonders of the World


English verb: pyramid

1. pyramid (possession) enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)benefit, gain, profit


Domain categoryinvesting, investment

2. pyramid (possession) use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deal, sell, trade


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

3. pyramid (contact) arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

4. pyramid (change) increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)increase









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