- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM cuspcuspal, adjective
How to use cusp in a sentence
In between, the soil was all harrowed and upturned into great cusps as though many swine had been rooting there for mast.The Glory of The Coming|Irvin S. Cobb
The recesses on the sides of the other cusps indicate their single or double lines of foliation.The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)|John Ruskin
Neither this number of cusps, nor its absolute dimensions, confer distinction upon the tooth.Prehistoric Man|W. L. H. Duckworth
Above this is a large circular window, with sixteen small cusps and a small pierced quatrefoil on either side.
The arcades are all cusped in the usual Moorish fashion, the outline of the cusps being horseshoe, but without an enclosing arch.