[ pir-uh-mid ]
/ ˈpɪr ə mɪd /


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 forms

pyr·a·mid·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pyramid


/ (ˈpɪrəmɪd) /



Derived Forms

pyramidal (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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Medicine definitions for pyramid


[ pĭrə-mĭd ]


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 forms

py•rami•dal (pĭ-rămĭ-dl) adj.
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