- 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.
Origin of ogee
Related Words for ogeetrajectory, arc, arch, contour, loop, swerve, sweep, hairpin, crook, bend, whorl, ambit, concavity, circle, quirk, curvature, festoon, bight, compass, circumference
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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.
But for variation we may decide to use the ogee reversed, as in Fig. 200.
On this band we can apply the ogee type (Fig. 199) right side up.
It is capable of use with other moldings, and may be reversed with just as good effect as the ogee.
- Also called: talon a moulding having a cross section in the form of a letter S
- short for ogee arch
Word Origin for ogee
"S-shaped molding," 1670s, from French ogive "diagonal rib of a vault," earlier augive, of unknown origin. Related: ogival.