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There are fantastic coral reefs and wonderful ancient pyramids in the jungle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This model is known as the hierarchy of needs and is shaped like a pyramid. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)The social worker is at the sharp end of an inverted pyramid of pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We run round giving each other piggy backs or trying to form a human pyramid. The Sun (2010)So far there are no inverted pyramids. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They would build human pyramids of eight people atop five horses abreast. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They tell me that in the old days they used to put the smaller pyramids inside the larger ones. Secrets of the Soil (1990)People who have risen to the top of any small pyramid have mostly got there because of good fortune. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are at the bottom of the great cricket pyramid and clubs like ours produce the stars of the future. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We seem somehow to have got used to the idea of this body of barbarians building their pyramids of skulls. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Egypt features a huge topiary pyramid. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So who did build the pyramids? WALKING THE BIBLE (2001)They form a graceful pyramid, a strange mix of stasis and implied movement. The Times Literary Supplement (2012) See pyramid of numbers, pyramid of biomass. Biology Basic Facts (1982)Many a Pharaoh left us a tomb in the shape of a pyramid. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)A large glass pyramid atop the complex glowed purple when he was in the building. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A dream trip to see the pyramids was totally ruined. The Sun (2015)Another pyramid of numbers formed. IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)Steel sections are being lifted by cranes to the top of the glass pyramid, where workers wearing safety harnesses bolt them together. The Sun (2012)Problems begin with incentives to bring in new agents, which can veer towards the pyramid structure if these incentives are not designed carefully. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Ideally you want a bird's nest or pyramid structure that collapses in on itself and keeps burning so you can add new layers of fuel. The Sun (2014)Some say that is precisely what it is - a huge pyramid built perhaps 12,000 years ago by an unknown civilisation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In many parts of the Kush valley, walls of buildings and tips of ancient pyramids lie just inches beneath the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'pyramid'
British English: pyramid /ˈpɪrəmɪd/ NOUN
A pyramid is a three-dimensional shape with a flat base and flat triangular sides which slope upwards to a point.
- American English: pyramid
- Arabic: هَرَم
- Brazilian Portuguese: pirâmide
- Chinese: 金字塔
- Croatian: piramida
- Czech: jehlan
- Danish: pyramide
- Dutch: piramide
- European Spanish: pirámide
- Finnish: pyramidi
- French: pyramide
- German: Pyramide
- Greek: πυραμίδα
- Italian: piramide
- Japanese: ピラミッド
- Korean: 피라미드
- Norwegian: pyramide
- Polish: piramida
- European Portuguese: pirâmide
- Romanian: piramidă
- Russian: пирамида
- Spanish: pirámide
- Swedish: pyramid
- Thai: ปิรามิด
- Turkish: piramit
- Ukrainian: піраміда
- Vietnamese: kim tự tháp
Definition of pyramid from the Collins English Dictionary
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