**Geometric Shapes Names, Geometric Figures and Pictures**

Most of us are unaware about the names of basic shapes. Here we will learn the names of these basic shapes that we encounter in daily life. This lesson is equally useful for kids and elders to learn. We have to use the names a lot in our routine conversation. If we know these very basic vocabulary words it will be helpful for us to convey the ideas or resemblance in mind.

Decagon

Rhombus

Rectangular Prism

Rectangular

Pyramid

Pentagon

Parallelogram

Oval

Octagon

Hexagon

Cylinder

Cube

Cross

Crescent

Cone

Circle

Arrow

Triangle

Trapezoid

Star

Square

Scalene triangle

Right triangle

Heptagon

Heart

Ellipse

**Geometric shapes in Detail**

**circle:**

Circle is the geometric shape with no corner. Every single on the boundry of the circle has equal distance to the opposite point. Every point on the circumference of the circle has equal distance from the center point.

**Triangle**:

Triangle is a closed shape geometric figure. It has three corner and three sides. The sum of all the angles of a triangle is equal to 180. There are three types of triangles depending upon the sides: equilateral triangle, Isosceles triangle, and scalene triangle.

They are of three types depending on the angles: right angle triangle, acute angle triangle, and obtuse angle triangle.

**Ellipse**:

Oval is basically a circle, but stretched to make an oval shape. Every circle is not an oval, basically its shape is just like an egg of hen.

**Cube**:

Cube is of box shape. It has six squares and is a three dimensional geometric figure.

**Cylinder**:

Cylinder is a figure having circular cross-section and parallel sides. Every endpoint on the vertical walls of the cylinder has equal distance from the center point.

**Heptagon**:

It is a closed figure with seven straight sides and equal angles.

**Kite**:

Kite is a geometric shape with two equal sides and their edges are opposite to each other.

**Trapezium**:

It has a different name in UK (Trapezoid), it is one of the most complex shape with no equal side or angle. All the side lengths and angles are different in trapezoid.

**The Square**:

Square is a geometric shape with four equal sides. All the angles in a square must be equal to 90 degrees.

**Rectangle**:

In rectangle the length of opposite sides are equal as well as their angles. All the inside angles in a rectangle are equal to 90 degrees.

**Parallelogram**:

It is any figure with opposite sides equal to each other in length. It is a closed figure with four sides.

**Rhombus**:

It is a geometric shape with four sides, length of all the four sides are equal but the angles may not be equal to each other.

**Octagon**:

It is geometric shape with six equal sides.

**Arrow**:

This is an important geometric shape with an open triangular head. It is used to show direction.