Synonyms for pyramid


1. pyramid, polyhedron
usage: a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
2. pyramid, speculation, venture
usage: (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
3. Pyramid, Great Pyramid, Pyramids of Egypt
usage: a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt


1. pyramid, profit, gain, benefit
usage: enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
2. pyramid, deal, sell, trade
usage: use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal
3. pyramid, arrange, set up
usage: arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
4. pyramid, increase
usage: increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base
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