point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)
a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth
A sharp point or pointed end.
An important moment when a decision is made that will determine future events.
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.
A point made by the intersection of two curved lines or curved structures. A common motif in Gothic architecture.
A boundary between zodiacal signs and houses.
Any of the pointed parts of a canine tooth or molar.
Origin: From cuspis; first used in astrology.
a triangular protection from the intrados of an arch, or from an inner curve of tracery
the beginning or first entrance of any house in the calculations of nativities, etc
the point or horn of the crescent moon or other crescent-shaped luminary
a multiple point of a curve at which two or more branches of the curve have a common tangent
a prominence or point, especially on the crown of a tooth
a sharp and rigid point
to furnish with a cusp or cusps
Origin: [L. cuspis, -idis, point, pointed end.]
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
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.]
What does CUSP stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the CUSP acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of Cusp in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Cusp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We're on the cusp of a massively disruptive revolution.
It is the moment when you are on the cusp of Federal victory.
Burundi is at bursting point, on the very cusp of a civil war.
There’s this perception that Microsoft is more on the cusp and benefiting from this (cloud) trend, intel is still more drowned out.
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).
Images & Illustrations of Cusp
Translations for Cusp
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for Cusp »
Find a translation for the Cusp definition in other languages:
Select another language: