cusp

[ kuhsp ]
/ kʌsp /
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noun


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. cushty,
  2. cushy,
  3. cusk,
  4. cusk-eel,
  5. cuso,
  6. cusp height,
  7. cuspal,
  8. cuspate,
  9. cusped,
  10. cuspid

Origin of cusp

First recorded in 1575–85, cusp is from the Latin word cuspis a point

Related formscusp·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cusps

cusp

/ (kʌsp) /

noun

Word Origin for cusp

C16: from Latin cuspis point, pointed end

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Word Origin and History for cusps

cusp

n.

1580s, from Latin cuspis "point, spear, pointed end, head," of unknown origin. Astrological use is earliest.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for cusps

cusp

[ kŭsp ]

n.

A pointed or rounded projection on the chewing surface of a tooth.
A triangular fold or flap of a heart valve.

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