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Shapes with many angles

chevron

noun

a shape like a ‘V’

cross

noun

a shape with one long upright line and one shorter line across it, used as a symbol of Christianity

cube

noun

an object like a box with six square sides that are all the same size

cuboid

noun

a shape like a box that is similar to a cube, but with surfaces that are rectangles, not squares

diamond

noun

a shape with four straight equal sides that stands on one of its corners

equilateral triangle

noun

a triangle whose sides are all the same length

flare

noun

a shape that becomes wider at one end

fractal

noun

a shape that can be repeatedly divided into parts that are smaller copies of the original shape

heptagon

noun

a geometric shape with seven straight sides. Something in the shape of a heptagon is heptagonal.

hexagon

noun

a geometric shape with six straight sides. Something in the shape of a hexagon is hexagonal.

hexagram

noun

a star with six points that is made from two triangles

horn

noun

an object or shape that is narrow at one end and much wider at the other

isosceles triangle

noun

a triangle in which two sides are the same length

lozenge

noun

a shape with four sloping sides

oblong

noun

a shape with four straight sides and four 90º angles. Two of the parallel sides are longer than the other two sides.

oblong

noun

a shape that is longer than it is wide

octagon

noun

a shape with eight straight sides

parallelogram

noun

a shape with four straight sides in which opposite sides are of equal length and are parallel to each other

peak

noun

an object or shape that looks like the top of a mountain

pentagon

noun

a shape with five sides, usually of equal length, and angles greater than 90°

pentagram

noun

a star with five points that is often used as a magic symbol

polygon

noun

a flat shape with three or more sides and angles

polyhedron

noun

a solid shape with many flat sides

prism

noun

a solid object that has a regular shape and can be cut into slices that all have the same shape. A prism usually has two or more sides shaped like a triangle.

pyramid

noun

an object with the shape of a pyramid

quad

noun

a quadrangle

quadrant

noun

a shape that is a quarter of a circle

quadrilateral

noun

a flat shape with four sides such as a square

rectangle

noun

a shape with four straight sides and four angles of 90º

rhomboid

noun

a parallelogram

rhombus

noun

a shape with four straight sides of equal length and angles that are not 90°. The more usual word is diamond.

right-angled triangle

noun

a flat shape with three straight sides and three angles, one of which is a right angle

scalene triangle

noun

a shape with three angles and three straight sides of different lengths

sq.

abbreviation

square

square

noun

a shape with four straight sides of equal length and four corners called right angles

square

noun

a piece of something shaped like a square

star

noun

a sign like a star with a lot of points, used for example in computers, on a telephone, or for marking something as important

star

noun

an object or shape with five or more points that looks like a star

starburst

noun

a shape or pattern of lines coming out from a centre point like the rays of a star

Star of David

noun

a star with six points formed by putting a triangle upside down on top of another triangle. It is used to represent Judaism and the state of Israel.

trapezium

noun

a shape with four straight sides, two of which are parallel. The American word is trapezoid.

trapezoid

noun

a shape with four straight sides that are not parallel to each other. The American word is trapezium.

triangle

noun

a flat shape that has three straight sides and three angles

triangle

noun

something that has the shape of a triangle

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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