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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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