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Definition of "ogee" [o•gee]

  • Architecture A double curve with the shape of an elongated S. (noun)
  • Architecture A molding having the profile of an S-shaped curve. (noun)
  • Architecture An arch formed by two S-shaped curves meeting at a point. Also called ogee arch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ogee" in a sentence
  • "To these may be added the ogee arch (_ogee_ = double-reversed curve), as an occasional feature."
  • "Ogee and Gothic, we are misapplying words which have lost their original meaning; since the Goths have nothing to do with the style of architecture which has taken their name, and the word ogee or ogyve, which strictly means the semicircular form, is inaccurate as applied to the arch with a double curve, which has for so long been regarded as the basis, nay, as the characteristic stamp of a style. "["
  • "A fabricator can create a bullnose, ogee, or other premium edge for an extra 10 to 15 percent."
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