variants or less commonly OG
: a molding with an S-shaped profile
: a pointed arch having on each side a reversed curve near the apex see arch illustration

Examples of ogee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of these are built-in to the countertop cost, but an ogee or full bullnose edge is an upgrade that can cost $60 per linear square foot. Angela Belt, House Beautiful, 11 Jan. 2023 Gentle ogee arches over the doorways and windows add an element of Gothic architecture. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021

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Word History


obsolete English ogee ogive; from the use of such moldings in ogives

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ogee was in 1611

Dictionary Entries Near ogee

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“Ogee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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