# Pyramid

## Webster's Dictionary ^{[1]}

**(1):** ** (** n.) The series of operations involved in pyramiding. See Pyramid, v. i.

**(2):** ** (** v. t.) To use, or to deal in, in a pyramiding transaction. See Pyramid, v. i.

**(3):** ** (** n.) A solid figure contained by a plane rectilineal figure as base and several triangles which have a common vertex and whose bases are sides of the base.

**(4):** ** (** v. i.) To enlarge one's holding or interest in a series of operations on a continued rise or decline by using the profits to buy or sell additional amounts on a margin, as where one buys on a 10% margin 100 shares of stock quoted at 100, holds it till it rises to 105, and then uses the paper profit to buy 50 shares more, etc. The series of operations constitutes a pyramid.

**(5):** ** (** n.) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.

**(6):** ** (** n.) A solid body standing on a triangular, square, or polygonal base, and terminating in a point at the top; especially, a structure or edifice of this shape.

## International Standard Bible Encyclopedia ^{[2]}

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*πυραμίς ,*

**mid***: Pyramids are mentioned in connection with the splendid monument reared by Simon Maccabeus in memory of his parents and brethren at Modin ( 1 Maccabees 13:28; compare*

**puramı́s***Ant.*, 13 vi, 6). Josephus describes them as "very surprising, both for their largeness and beauty." There is nothing to show how the pyramid allotted to each was distinguished, whether by difference in size or by inscriptions. It is remarkable that in Scripture there is no allusion to the giant structures in Egypt; but these may have supplied the suggestion to Simon's mind.

## Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature ^{[3]}

**Bibliography Information** McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Pyramid'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/p/pyramid.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.