Dictionary.com

cuspid

[ kuhs-pid ]
/ ˈkʌs pɪd /
Save This Word!

noun

(in humans) a tooth with a single projection point or elevation; canine.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of cuspid

1735–45; <Latin cuspid- (stem of cuspis) point

OTHER WORDS FROM cuspid

mul·ti·cus·pid, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for cuspid

  • Eight of these were incisors, the ninth (in the upper jaw) being a cuspid tooth.

    Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
  • The laterals also show three cusps, while the cuspid has two very distinct.

    Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
  • This grading of form is not observed in passing from the cuspid to the bicuspid in man.

    Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot

British Dictionary definitions for cuspid

cuspid
/ (ˈkʌspɪd) /

noun

a tooth having one point; canine tooth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for cuspid

cuspid
[ kŭspĭd ]

n.

canine tooth

adj.

Having one cusp; cuspidate.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK