Origin of ogee
Examples from the Web for ogee
Historical Examples of ogee
Small windows have heads shaped in the ogee or trefoil forms.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
Second, because the ogee has in it, in a combined form, the outlines of nearly all the other types.
It is capable of use with other moldings, and may be reversed with just as good effect as the ogee.
On this band we can apply the ogee type (Fig. 199) right side up.
But for variation we may decide to use the ogee reversed, as in Fig. 200.
Word Origin for ogee
"S-shaped molding," 1670s, from French ogive "diagonal rib of a vault," earlier augive, of unknown origin. Related: ogival.