ogee

ogee
adj. & n. Archit.
—adj. showing in section a double continuous S-shaped curve.
—n. an S-shaped line or moulding.
Phrases and idioms:
ogee arch an arch with two ogee curves meeting at the apex.
Derivatives:
ogee'd adj.
Etymology: app. f. OGIVE, as being the usu. moulding in groin-ribs

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Ogee — O*gee , n. [F. ogive, augive, LL. augiva, of uncertain origin; cf.LL. ogis a support, prop. L. augere to increase, strengthen, Sp. auge highest point of power or fortune, apogee, Ar. auj, an astronomical term.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A molding …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ogee — ogee·chee; ogee; …   English syllables

  • ogee — [ō′jē΄, ō jē′] n. [ME (pl.) oggez < OFr ogive,OGIVE] 1. a molding having an S shaped curve in profile 2. any S shaped curve or line 3. an ogee arch …   English World dictionary

  • ogee'd — or ogeed adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑ogee …   Useful english dictionary

  • ogee — (n.) S shaped molding, 1670s, from Fr. ogive, earlier augive, of unknown origin. Related: ogival …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ogee — For the cartoon character named Ogee, see Magilla Gorilla. Not to be confused with Ogive. An ogee arch Ogee molding and its shadow pattern …   Wikipedia

  • Ogee — Jean Baptiste Ogée Jean Baptiste Ogée (1728, Chaourse 1789, Nantes) est un ingénieur géographe français du XVIIIe siècle. Biographie Il est né à Chaourse dans le département de l’Aisne en 1728. Il est le fils d’un capitaine d’infanterie. Il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ogée — Jean Baptiste Ogée Jean Baptiste Ogée (1728, Chaourse 1789, Nantes) est un ingénieur géographe français du XVIIIe siècle. Biographie Il est né à Chaourse dans le département de l’Aisne en 1728. Il est le fils d’un capitaine d’infanterie. Il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ogee — an S shaped curve, particularly of an arch ♦ Double continuous curve, convex passing into concave. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 413) Related terms: Arch, Ogee, Double Ogee Moulding …   Medieval glossary

  • ogee —   n. moulding with S shaped section; a. S shaped.    ♦ ogee arch, pointed arch with ogee curve on either side …   Dictionary of difficult words

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