cab‡a‡la or cab‡ba‡la also kab‡a‡la or kab‡ba‡la n. 1. Often Cabala.
A body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on an esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures. 2. A secret doctrine resembling these teachings. [Medieval Latin, from Hebrew, received doctrine, tradition, from to receive.] -cab‹a‡lism n. -cab‹a‡list n., kab‡a‡la or kab‡ba‡la n. Variants of cabala.
loz‡enge n. 1. A small, medicated candy intended to be dissolved slowly in the mouth to lubricate and soothe irritated tissues of the throat. 2.a. A four-sided planar figure with a diamondlike shape; a rhombus that is not a square. b. Something having this shape, especially a heraldic device. [Middle English, rhombus, from Old French losenge, perhaps of Celtic origin.]
pyr‡a‡mid n. 1.a. A solid figure with a polygonal base and triangular faces that meet at a common point. b. Something shaped like this polyhedron. 2.a. A massive monument of ancient Egypt having a rectangular base and four triangular faces culminating in a single apex, built over or around a crypt or tomb. b. Any of various similar constructions, especially a four-sided Mayan temple having stepped sides and a flat top surmounted by ceremonial chambers. 3. The transactions involved in pyramiding stock. 4. Anatomy. A structure or part suggestive of a pyramid in shape. --pyr‡a‡mid v. pyr‡a‡mid‡ed, pyr‡a‡mid‡ing, pyr‡a‡mids.. 1. To place or build in the shape of a pyramid. 2. To build (an argument or a thesis, for example) progressively from a basic general premise. 3. To speculate in (stock) by making a series of buying and selling transactions in which paper profits are used as margin for buying more stock.. 1. To assume the shape of a pyramid. 2. To increase rapidly and on a widening base. 3. To pyramid stocks. [Latin, pyramid-, from Greek puramis, probably from Egyptian pimar.]