Ogee arch
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 section of which is the form of the letter S, with the convex part above; cyma reversa. See Illust. under {Cyma}. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, any similar figure used for any purpose. [1913 Webster]

{Ogee arch} (Arch.), a pointed arch, each of the sides of which has the curve of an ogee, that is, has a reversed curve near the apex. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ogee arch — n. a pointed arch formed with the curve of an ogee on each side …   English World dictionary

  • ogee arch — Archit. an arch, each haunch of which is an ogee with the concave side uppermost. See illus. under arch. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • ogee arch — o′gee arch′ n. archit. an arch, each haunch of which is an ogee with the concave side uppermost • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • ogee arch — noun Architecture an arch with two ogee curves meeting at the apex …   English new terms dictionary

  • Ogee Arch: — See: Arch, Ogee …   Medieval glossary

  • ogee arch — /ˈoʊdʒi atʃ/ (say ohjee ahch) noun a form of pointed arch, each side of which has the curve of an ogee …   Australian English dictionary

  • ogee arch — noun a pointed arch having an S shape on both sides • Syn: ↑keel arch • Hypernyms: ↑pointed arch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arch — • A structure composed of separate pieces, such as stone or bricks, having the shape of truncated wedges, arranged on a curved line so as to retain their position by mutual pressure Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Arch     Arch …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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 — [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

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