# 20+ 3D Shapes Names in English with Properties

In the following lesson we will learn some very common 3D Shapes names in English. As a ESL student you should know about 3D Shapes names as they are a very important part of our daily lives. So let’s go ahead and learn.

Learning 3d Shapes names will be very useful for you in the future. There are just a handful of 3D shapes, so you will only need to remember a few names. But be sure to memorise them all as you will have use for them in your future career. This lesson should not take more than 10 minutes of your time!

So let’s begin with learning some 3d shapes Names in English.

## 3D Shapes Names in English

Sphere

A sphere is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape and they are equally distant from its center (such as a ball). It is an object whose shape is like a ball.

Cube

A cube is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as dice). It is an object with six flat faces, straight edges, and sharp corners

Cuboid

A cuboid is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as cardboard box). It is an object with six faces which are rectangles.

Cylinder

A cylinder is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a soup tin). It is an object with two circular ends, which has straight sides.

Pyramid

A pyramid is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other and they are equally distant from its center (such as a pyramid). It is an object which has a polygon as base and triangular sides meeting at a point.

Tetrahedron

A tetrahedron is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center. It is an object which has 4 triangular sides

Octahedron

An octahedron is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a die). It is an object with eight faces which are equilateral triangles.

Dodecahedron

A dodecahedron is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as dice). It is an object with 12 faces which are equilateral pentagons.

Prism

A prism is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a pencil). It is an object with two parallel and congruent bases.

Hemisphere

A hemisphere is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center. It is half of sphere.

Torus

A torus is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a tyre or doughnut). It is an object which has a round circular cross section.

Bipyramid

A bipyramid is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as dice). It is an object which has two parallel faces.

Cone

A cone is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center. It is an object which has one circular base and the other end comes to a point.

Tetrahedron

A tetrahedron is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a die). It is an object which has 4 triangular sides.

Octahedron

An octahedron is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a die). It is an object with eight faces which are equilateral triangles.

Dodecahedron

A dodecahedron is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as dice). It is an object with 12 faces which are equilateral pentagons.

Prism

A prism is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a pencil). It is an object with two parallel and congruent bases.

Triangular prism

A triangular prism is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a pencil). It is an object which has three sides.

Pentagonal prism

A pentagonal prism is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a pencil). It is an object which has five sides.

Hexagonal prism

A hexagonal prism is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as a pencil). It is an object which has six sides.

Heptagonal prism

A heptagonal prism is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as pencils). It is an object with seven sides.

Octagonal prism

An octagonal prism is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as pencils). It is an object with eight sides.

Nonagonal prism

A nonagonal prism is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as pencils). It is an object with nine or more sides.

Parallelepiped

A parallelepiped is a 3D Shapes that has all points on the surface of the shape that are at equal distance from each other, and they are equally distant from its center (such as bricks). It is an object which has six faces.