ogee
also OG noun Etymology: obsolete English ogee ogive; from the use of such moldings in ogives Date: 1677 1. a molding with an S-shaped profile 2. a pointed arch having on each side a reversed curve near the apex — see arch illustration

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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 — (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 — 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • ogee — Talon Tal on, n. [F., heel, spur, LL. talo, fr. L. talus the ankle, heel.] 1. The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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