from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Architecture A double curve with the shape of an elongated S.
- n. Architecture A molding having the profile of an S-shaped curve.
- n. Architecture An arch formed by two S-shaped curves meeting at a point. Also called ogee arch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A double curve in the shape of an elongated S; an object of that shape
- n. A pointed arch made from two ogees
- n. An inflection point.
- n. The malar or cheekbone prominence transitioning into the mid-cheek hollow.
- n. The bubble-shaped chamber of a pot still that connects the swan neck to the pot and allows distillate to expand, condense, and fall back into the pot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A molding, the section of which is the form of the letter S, with the convex part above; cyma reversa. See Illust. under Cyma.
- n. Hence, any similar figure used for any purpose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A double or reverse curve formed by the union of a convex and a concave line.
- n. In architecture, etc., a molding the section of which presents such a double-curved line; a cyma.
- n. In artillery, such a molding formerly used for ornament on guns, mortars, and howitzers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below
Middle English oggifs, ogeus, pl. of ogif, ogive; see ogive.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)