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ogeen. [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.].
  •  A molding, the section of which is the form of the letter S, with the convex part above; cyma reversa. See Illust. under Cyma.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, any similar figure used for any purpose.  [1913 Webster]
Ogee arch (Arch.), a pointed arch, each of the sides of which has the curve of an ogee, that is, has a reversed curve near the apex.


ogee, adj. & n. Archit.
--adj. showing in section a double continuous S-shaped curve.
--n. an S-shaped line or moulding.

ogee arch an arch with two ogee curves meeting at the apex.
ogee'd adj.
app. f. OGIVE, as being the usu. moulding in groin-ribs

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