(Oft) adv. [AS. oft; akin to OS. & G. oft, OHG. ofto, Sw. ofta, Dan. ofte, Icel. opt, Goth. ufta; of
uncertain origin. Cf. Often.] Often; frequently; not rarely; many times. [Poetic] Chaucer.
Oft she rejects, but never once offends.Pope.
(Oft), a. Frequent; often; repeated. [Poetic]
(Of`ten) adv. [Compar. Oftener ; superl. Oftenest.] [Formerly also ofte, fr. oft. See Oft.,
adv.] Frequently; many times; not seldom.
(Of"ten), a. Frequent; common; repeated. [R.] "Thine often infirmities." 1 Tim. v. 23.
And weary thee with often welcomes.Beau. & Fl.
(Of"ten*ness), n. Frequency. Hooker.
(Of"ten*sith) adv. [Often + sith time.] Frequently; often. [Obs.]
For whom I sighed have so oftensith.Gascoigne.
(Of"ten*tide") adv. [Often + tide time.] Frequently; often. [Obs.] Robert of Brunne.
(Of"ten*times`) adv. [Often + time. Cf. -wards.] Frequently; often; many times. Wordsworth.
(Oft"er) adv. Compar. of Oft. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Oft"times`) adv. [Oft + time. Cf. -wards.] Frequently; often. Milton.
(Og"am) n. Same as Ogham.
(Og"do*ad) n. [Gr. , , from eight.] A thing made up of eight parts. Milman.
(Og`do*as`tich) n. [Gr. the eighth + a verse.] A poem of eight lines. [Obs.] Selden
(O*gee") n. [F. ogive, augive, LL. augiva, of uncertain origin; cf.LL. ogis a support, prop. L.
augere to increase, strengthen, Sp. auge highest point of power or fortune, apogee, Ar. auj, an astronomical
1. (Arch.) A molding, the section of which is the form of the letter S, with the convex part above; cyma
reversa. See Illust. under Cyma.
2. Hence, any similar figure used for any purpose.
Ogee arch (Arch.), a pointed arch, each of the sides of which has the curve of an ogee, that is, has a
reversed curve near the apex.
(O*gee"chee lime`) [So named from the Ogeechee River in Georgia.] (Bot.) (a) The
acid, olive-shaped, drupaceous fruit of a species of tupelo (Nyssa capitata) which grows in swamps in
Georgia and Florida. (b) The tree which bears this fruit.
(Og`ga*ni"tion) n. [L. oggannire to snarl at; ob (see Ob-) + gannire to yelp.] Snarling; grumbling.
[R.] Bp. Montagu.
(Og"ham) n. [Ir.] A particular kind of writing practiced by the ancient Irish, and found in inscriptions
on stones, metals, etc. [Written also ogam.]