noun \ˈō-ˌjīv\

Definition of OGIVE

a :  a diagonal arch or rib across a Gothic vault
b :  a pointed arch
:  a graph of a cumulative distribution function or a cumulative frequency distribution
:  ogee 1

Origin of OGIVE

Middle English oggif stone comprising an arch, from Middle French augive, ogive diagonal arch
First Known Use: 1611

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth


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