Names of the Shapes in English

arrow

a sign consisting of a straight line with an upside-down V shape at one end of it that points in a particular direction

Arrow

/ˈær.əʊ/

UK
UK

/ˈer.oʊ/

US
US

Ex. There was an arrow pointing to the door.

circle

a continuous curved line, the points of which are always the same distance away from a fixed central point

Circle

/ˈsɜː.kəl/

UK
UK

/ˈsɝː.kəl/

US
US

Ex. We sat in a circle.

crescent

a curved shape that has two narrow pointed ends

Crescent

/ˈkres.ənt/

UK
UK

/ˈkres.ənt/

US
US

Ex. The moon was a brightly shining crescent.

cross

a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

Cross

/krɒs/

UK
UK

/krɑːs/

US
US

Ex. She wears a gold cross around her neck.

cube

a solid object with six square sides of equal size

Cube

/kjuːb/

UK
UK

/kjuːb/

US
US

Ex. Cut the cheese into small cubes.

Cylinder

a solid or hollow tube with long straight sides and two circular ends the same size

Cylinder

/ˈsɪl.ɪn.dər/

UK
UK

/ˈsɪl.ɪn.dɚ/

US
US

Ex. Deep-sea divers carry cylinders of oxygen on their backs.

heart

a shape, consisting of two half circles next to each other at the top and a V shape at the bottom

Heart

/hɑːt/

UK
UK

/hɑːrt/

US
US

Ex. The leaves of a lime tree are heart-shaped.

Triangle

a flat shape with three straight sides

Triangle

/ˈtraɪ.æŋ.ɡəl/

UK
UK

/ˈtraɪ.æŋ.ɡəl/

US
US

Ex. We cut some triangles of cheese.

Right-triangle

a triangle that has one angle of 90°

Right triangle

/ˌraɪt ˈtraɪ.æŋ.ɡəl/

UK
UK

/ˌraɪt ˈtraɪ.æŋ.ɡəl/

US
US

Ex. He was the first to list the six distinct cases of a right triangle in spherical trigonometry.

scalene-triangle

a triangle with three sides all of the different lengths

Scalene triangle

/ˌskeɪ.liːn ˈtraɪ.æŋ.ɡəl/

UK
UK

/ˌskeɪ.liːn ˈtraɪ.æŋ.ɡəl/

US
US

Ex. On the other hand, I could change my model into a scalene triangle.

square

a flat shape with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90°

Square

/skweər/

UK
UK

/skwer/

US
US

Ex. It’s a square-shaped room.

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a shape having four or more pointed parts coming out from a center at equal distances

Star

/stɑːr/

UK
UK

/stɑːr/

US
US

Ex. The teacher gave Tom a gold star.

oval

shaped like a circle that is flattened so that it is like an egg or an ellipse

Oval

/ˈəʊ.vəl/

UK
UK

/ˈoʊ.vəl/

US
US

Ex. an oval face

Rhombus-

a flat shape that has four sides that are all of equal length

Rhombus

/ˈrɒm.bəs/

UK
UK

/ˈrɑːm.bəs/

US
US

Ex. he formula for computing the volume of a rhombus, that’s something you forget.

Parallelogram

a flat shape that has four sides. The two sets of opposite sides are parallel and of equal length to each other

Parallelogram

/ˌpær.əˈlel.ə.ɡræm/

UK
UK

/ˌper.əˈlel.ə.ɡræm/

US
US

Ex. Any line through the midpoint of a parallelogram bisects the area.

pentagon

a shape with five sides and five angles

Pentagon

/ˈpen.tə.ɡən/

UK
UK

/ˈpent·əˌɡɑn/

US
US

Ex. They are marked by a pentagon with three overlapping triangles.

Hexagon

a flat shape with six straight sides

Hexagon

/ˈhek.sə.ɡən/

UK
UK

/ˈhek.sə.ɡɑːn/

US
US

Ex. The lines midway between parallel sides of the hexagon also form a triangle.

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a flat shape with seven straight sides

Heptagon

/ˈhep.tə.ɡən/

UK
UK

/ˈhep.tə.ɡɑːn/

US
US

Ex. Construct a heptagon, given the seven points that are the midpoints of its sides.

Octagon

a flat shape with eight straight sides

Octagon

/ˈɒk.tə.ɡən/

UK
UK

/ˈɑːk.tə.ɡɑːn/

US
US

Ex. When the four flat pages are folded out, they form an octagon.

Nonagon

a flat shape with nine straight sides

Nonagon

/ˈnɒn.ə.ɡən/

UK
UK

/ˈnɑː.nə.ɡɑːn/

US
US

Ex. Three superimposed equilateral triangles at 40° intervals form a star nonagon.

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