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Definition 1: a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt - [noun denoting artifact]

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(pyramid is an instance of ...) a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

(... is a member of pyramid) impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe

Definition 2: (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 - [noun denoting possession]

(pyramid is a kind of ...) an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

"he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"

(pyramid belongs to category ...) an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers

Definition 3: a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex - [noun denoting shape]

(pyramid is a kind of ...) a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces

Definition 4: increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base - [verb of change]

(pyramid is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

Definition 5: arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid - [verb of contact]

(pyramid is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 6: enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts - [verb of possession]

(pyramid is a kind of ...) derive a benefit from

"She profited from his vast experience"

(pyramid belongs to category ...) the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

Definition 7: use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal - [verb of possession]

(pyramid is a kind of ...) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

"She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"

(pyramid belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

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