Dictionary.com

ogee

[ oh-jee, oh-jee ]
/ oʊˈdʒi, ˈoʊ dʒi /
Save This Word!

noun
a double curve, resembling the letter S, formed by the union of a concave and a convex line.
Also called gula. Architecture. a molding with such a curve for a profile; cyma. Abbreviation: O.G., o.g.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of ogee

1275–1325; Middle English ogeus, oggez (plural), variant (by assimilation of f) of oggifs, presumed singular oggif diagonal rib of a vault <Anglo-French, Old French ogiveogive
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use ogee in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ogee

ogee
/ (ˈəʊdʒiː) /

noun architect
Also called: talon a moulding having a cross section in the form of a letter S
short for ogee arch

Word Origin for ogee

C15: probably variant of ogive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK