- (in ancient Egypt) a quadrilateral masonry mass having smooth, steeply sloping sides meeting at an apex, used as a tomb.
- (in ancient Egypt and pre-Columbian Central America) a quadrilateral masonry mass, stepped and sharply sloping, used as a tomb or a platform for a temple.
Origin of pyramid
OTHER WORDS FROM pyramidpyr·a·mid·like, adjective
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They also are recreating ancient techniques themselves — from rolling pyramid rocks to testing out ancient tar recipes.
Societies can prepare for inversion of the population pyramid if they consider the different scenarios, but it will require long term planning.How Rising Education for Women Is Shaping the Global Population - Facts So Romantic|Kiki Sanford|August 19, 2020|Nautilus
While those with higher incomes can afford to save more, “we can’t say the same about people who are at the bottom of the pyramid, which is a major chunk,” he says.Could the Recession Revive the Savings Gene in China and India?|Pallabi Munsi|August 16, 2020|Ozy
ROMY is an upside-down pyramid of pipes, about the length of a telephone pole on each side.A giant underground motion sensor in Germany tracks Earth’s wobbles|Maria Temming|July 17, 2020|Science News
The word “mummy” conjures images of gold-coated, bandage-wrapped bodies, hidden away in pyramids.
As the pyramid grew, the teen struggled to manage his responsibilities at home, in school and with his sham company.
For 27 years, the 105 floors of Ryugyong Hotel, a monstrous three-winged, glass-and-concrete pyramid, have gone unused.
“This pyramid monster hotel will monopolize all the business in the city,” CEO Reto Wittwer said.
Musto covered the scene at the tiny Pyramid club on Avenue A, where RuPaul, Debbie Harry and Madonna performed and hung out.'The Village Voice' Was Crazy to Fire Him: 5 Reasons Why Michael Musto Matters|Tricia Romano|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Finally, a pyramid constructed from Germany army helmets in New York City in 1918.
MacRae stacked the dry wood in a neat pyramid twelve inches from the bare soles of Hicks' feet.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
By this time Jacques had filled his tray, had folded up the shining white table-cloth and placed it over his pyramid of plates.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The half-breed helped Helen dismount and told her to go to his tent, a small, pyramid affair at one end of the glade.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
As it was, there would be time to send the toll-money to Pyramid Harbor and take all proper precautions.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
Suddenly above the breakwater appeared a black pyramid, growing bigger every moment; then another, then many.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.