Shapes and Sizes

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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 4

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
breadthnoun

the distance between two sides of something

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depthnoun

the distance below the top surface of something

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heightnoun

the distance from the top to the bottom of something or someone

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lengthnoun

the distance from one end to the other end of an object that shows how long it is

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weightnoun

the heaviness of something or someone; how heavy something or someone is, which can be measured

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widthnoun

the distance of something from side to side

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dimensionnoun

a measure of the height, length, or width of an object in a certain direction

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bulkyadjective

of large size in a way that takes too much space

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compactadjective

formed in a way that uses space efficiently; smaller than usual

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enormous
enormousadjective

extremely large in size or quantity

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huge
hugeadjective

very large in size, or great in degree or amount

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tiny
tinyadjective

extremely small

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narrowadjective

not wide; having a small width in comparison with the length

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angle
anglenoun

the space between two lines or surfaces that are joined, measured in degrees or radians

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circular
circularadjective

formed or having a shape like a circle

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concentricadjective

describing circles, arcs, or rings that have the same center

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cube
cubenoun

a figure, either hollow or solid, with six equally squared sides

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pyramid
pyramidnoun

a solid object with a square base and four triangular sides joined to a point on the top

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diagonaladjective

(of a straight line) joining opposite corners of a flat shape at an angle

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horizontal
horizontaladjective

going across and parallel to the ground and not up or down

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vertical
verticaladjective

going straight up and down from a level surface or line; at an angle of 90 degrees with a flat surface

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oval
ovaladjective

rounded in shape but wider in one direction, such as the shape of an egg

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parallel
paralleladjective

being of the same distance from each other at every point and not converging

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prismnoun

(geometry) a solid figure with flat sides and two parallel ends of the same size and shape

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rectangular
rectangularadjective

shaped like a rectangle, with four right angles

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semicirclenoun

any half of a circle

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sphere
spherenoun

(geometry) a round object that every point on its surface has the same distance from its center

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round
roundadjective

shaped like a circle or ball; having the shape or form of a circle or ball

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triangular
triangularadjective

having three sides and three angles; shaped like a triangle

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symmetrynoun

the quality of having two halves that are exactly the same, which are separated by an axis

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