What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[oh-jee, oh-jee] /oʊˈdʒi, ˈoʊ dʒi/
a double curve, resembling the letter S, formed by the union of a concave and a convex line.
Also called gula. Architecture. a molding with such a curve for a profile; cyma.
Abbreviation: O.G., o.g.
Origin of ogee
1275-1325; Middle English ogeus, oggez (plural), variant (by assimilation of f) of oggifs, presumed singular oggif diagonal rib of a vault < Anglo-French, Old French ogive ogive Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for ogee
  • The uncontrolled saddle spillway is a gravity ogee weir located at the right abutment.
  • Two uncontrolled ogee crest spillways are concrete lined and located on each abutment.
  • Washers may be cast iron ogee or malleable iron castings, or they may be cut from medium steel or wrought-iron plate.
  • Washers shall be ogee gray iron castings or malleable iron castings unless washers cut from medium steel or wrought iron plate.
British Dictionary definitions for ogee


noun (architect)
Also called talon. a moulding having a cross section in the form of a letter S
short for ogee arch
Word Origin
C15: probably variant of ogive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for ogee

"S-shaped molding," 1670s, from French ogive "diagonal rib of a vault," earlier augive, of unknown origin. Related: ogival.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for ogee

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ogee

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ogee