What does Cusp mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cusp(noun)

    point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)

  2. cusp, leaflet(noun)

    a thin triangular flap of a heart valve

  3. cusp(noun)

    small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth


  1. cusp(Noun)

    A sharp point or pointed end.

  2. cusp(Noun)

    An important moment when a decision is made that will determine future events.

  3. cusp(Noun)

    A point of a curve where the curve is continuous but has no derivative, but such that it has a derivative at every nearby point.

  4. cusp(Noun)

    A point made by the intersection of two curved lines or curved structures. A common motif in Gothic architecture.

  5. cusp(Noun)

    A boundary between zodiacal signs and houses.

  6. cusp(Noun)

    Any of the pointed parts of a canine tooth or molar.

  7. Origin: From cuspis; first used in astrology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cusp(noun)

    a triangular protection from the intrados of an arch, or from an inner curve of tracery

  2. Cusp(noun)

    the beginning or first entrance of any house in the calculations of nativities, etc

  3. Cusp(noun)

    the point or horn of the crescent moon or other crescent-shaped luminary

  4. Cusp(noun)

    a multiple point of a curve at which two or more branches of the curve have a common tangent

  5. Cusp(noun)

    a prominence or point, especially on the crown of a tooth

  6. Cusp(noun)

    a sharp and rigid point

  7. Cusp(verb)

    to furnish with a cusp or cusps

  8. Origin: [L. cuspis, -idis, point, pointed end.]


  1. Cusp

    A cusp is a pointed, projecting, or elevated feature. In animals, it is usually used to refer to raised points on the crowns of teeth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cusp

    kusp, n. a point: the point or horn of the moon, &c.: (archit.) a small projecting ornament common in Gothic tracery.—adjs. Cus′pidāte, -d (bot.), having a sharp end, as the canine teeth. [L. cuspis, cuspid-is, a point.]

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Anagrams for Cusp »

  1. UPSC

  2. CPUs

  3. cups


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cusp in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cusp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Pfeiffer:

    We're on the cusp of a massively disruptive revolution.

  2. Cary Cooper:

    We're on the cusp of a revolution, if organizations don't allow more flexibility, more autonomy, they're just going to keep losing (women).

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    We're on the cusp of a new era, we can create a more open, efficient and resilient grid that connects us, empowers us-improves our health and benefits us all.

  4. Matt Damon:

    We're kind of on the cusp of being able to do everything that happens in the movie, with the right funding and the right attention, these are the kinds of things that we will be exploring in the very near future and this is going to be a part of our kids' lives.

  5. Joe Biden:

    I believe that President Obama has led this nation from crisis to recovery, and we're now on the cusp of resurgence, i'm proud to have played a part in that. This party, our nation, will be making a tragic mistake if we walk away or attempt to undo the Obama legacy.

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