- the zodiacal degree that marks the beginning of a house or a sign.
- Informal. a person born on the first day of a sign.
Origin of cusp
Examples from the Web for cusp
The novel is a near perfect portrayal of the emotions of a young girl on the cusp of womanhood.These Female Contemporaries Weren’t Afraid of Virginia Woolf|Louisa Treger|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
France, and indeed Europe, was on the cusp of a new kind of living where governments needed to be efficient.
As the Daily Beast reported earlier this week, Pippa Middleton is on the cusp of signing a deal to be a special reporter for NBC.
These new cases, both real and merely suspected, are coming right as we approach the cusp of influenza season.
“I always read him as an older kind of a guy on the cusp of finishing school and finding a job,” he said.Why 'The Giver' Movie Will Disappoint the Book's Fans|Kevin Fallon|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cusp—an ornament used in the tracery of windows, screens, etc., to form foliation.Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys|Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
The cusp of a watery moon faded in the gray dawn streaks of a muffled sky, and at last came the chairmen, with Jack running alert.Heralds of Empire|Agnes C. Laut
There is symmetry about the initial line and a cusp at the origin.
And note that the number of degrees of a sign on the cusp of any house shows that that sign commenced in the previous house.The Influence of the Stars|Rosa Baughan
Cusp -is: a pointed process; sometimes at the margin of a wing.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Word Origin for cusp
1580s, from Latin cuspis "point, spear, pointed end, head," of unknown origin. Astrological use is earliest.