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n. Architecture
1. A double curve with the shape of an elongated S.
2. A molding having the profile of an S-shaped curve.
3. An arch formed by two symmetrical double curves meeting at a point. Also called ogee arch.

[Middle English oggifs, ogeus, pl. of ogif, ogive; see ogive.]


1. (Architecture) Also called: talon a moulding having a cross section in the form of a letter S
2. (Architecture) short for ogee arch
[C15: probably variant of ogive]


(oʊˈdʒi, ˈoʊ dʒi)

1. a double curve, resembling an S, formed by the union of a concave and a convex line.
2. a molding with such a curve for a profile; cyma.
[1275–1325; Middle English ogeus, oggez, oggif diagonal rib of a vault < Anglo-French, Old French ogive ogive]
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Noun1.ogee - a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below
cyma, cymatium - (architecture) a molding for a cornice; in profile it is shaped like an S (partly concave and partly convex)