- n. 金字塔；角锥体
- vi. 渐增；上涨；成金字塔状
- vt. 使…渐增；使…上涨；使…成金字塔状
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- pyramid:  Egypt seems a likely ultimate source for pyramid, but its earliest known ancestor is Greek puramís, which passed into English via Latin pyramis. Pediment ‘triangular gable’  probably originated as a garbling of pyramid, later influenced by ped-, the stem of Latin pēs ‘foot’.
- 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.
- 1. There rose before us the great pyramid of Gaza.
- 2. a pyramid of cans in a shop window
- 3. Traditionally, the Brahmins, or the priestly class, are set at the top of the social pyramid.
- 4. On a plate in front of him was piled a pyramid of flat white biscuits.
- 5. A twenty-foot steel pyramid is to be hoisted into position on top of the tower.
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