pyramid

[ pir-uh-mid ]
/ ˈpɪr ə mɪd /

noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

Origin of pyramid

1350–1400; < Latin pȳramid- (stem of pȳramis) < Greek pȳramís; replacing Middle English pyramis < Latin, as above
Related formspyr·a·mid·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyramid

pyramid

/ (ˈpɪrəmɪd) /

noun

verb

Derived Formspyramidal (pɪˈræmɪdəl), pyramidical or pyramidic, adjectivepyramidally or pyramidically, adverb

Word Origin for pyramid

C16 (earlier pyramis): from Latin pyramis, from Greek puramis, probably from Egyptian
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Word Origin and History for pyramid

pyramid


n.

1550s (earlier in Latin form piramis, late 14c.), from French pyramide (Old French piramide "obelisk, stela," 12c.), from Latin pyramides, plural of pyramis "one of the pyramids of Egypt," from Greek pyramis (plural pyramides) "a pyramid," apparently an alteration of Egyptian pimar "pyramid." Financial sense is from 1911. Related: Pyramidal.

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Medicine definitions for pyramid

pyramid

[ pĭrə-mĭd ]

n.

A solid figure with a polygonal base and triangular faces that meet at a common point.
A structure or part shaped like a pyramid.
Related formspy•rami•dal (pĭ-rămĭ-dl) adj.
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