- An edge or molding having in profile (as seen in the cross-section views seen here) a recessed or an S-shaped curve, the latter is also known as a Roman ogee. Also, an arch, each side of which has this form. (pr. oh'jee) Also see bevel, chamfer, and flute.
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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 — 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
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