from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the curved, pointed shape of an ogive.
- adj. Possessing ogives.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In architecture, of or pertaining to an ogive; characterized by the pointed arch or vault.
- Resembling in shape a pointed arch.
- In ordnance, noting the form of longitudinal section of the head of modern projectiles. The radius of the ogive is from 2 to 3 calibers.
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The exuberant phoenix motifs are enclosed within an ogival cartouche, so called because its outlines echo those of a pointed Gothic arch.
I ran the last few steps into the sunlight, which streamed in through two ogival windows.
With three-tiered roofs and no trace of the later onion domes and ogival arches, traditional Malay mosques are well ventilated and perfectly suited to a tropical climate.
Catherine's red palace, with a classical plan, white gothic detailing, large columns and ogival arcades, stretches 145 meters long.
They emerged onto the main level beneath the ogival arcade, quite near the schola cantorum.
A ceiling of blackened wooden beams gave way to an elegant, high ogival arcade encrusted with mosaic scenes from the Bible.
The road away goes curving through the ogival opening, out into the night meadows.
In some respects this enthusiasm for the Middle Ages and for Gothic architecture in particular was a matter of fashion: thus Parisian letters of 1834 record as superlatives current in the salons — alongside such curiosities as pyramidale, babylonien, and apocalyptique — the epithets gothique, ogival, and flamboyant.
The ogival head is usually designed by using a radius of two calibers.
The blunt trifaced has all the good qualities of the ogival of two calibers.