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pyramid British & World English

A monumental structure with a square or triangular base and sloping sides that meet in a point at the top, especially one built of stone as a royal tomb in ancient Egypt

food pyramid British & World English

A nutritional diagram in the shape of a pyramid, especially (in the US) the Food Guide Pyramid

pyramid scheme British & World English

A form of investment (illegal in the UK and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones

pyramid selling British & World English

A system of selling goods or services in which each salesperson recruits further salespeople, resulting in a hierarchy in which each member is receives returns from the sales made by those below them

Food Guide Pyramid British & World English

A food pyramid developed by the US Department of Agriculture, displaying color-coded food groups arranged according to recommended levels of consumption in a healthy diet