- 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 cusps
Commencing with the left superior central incisors, three cusps are present with a rudimentary palatine cusp.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
Hevelius in 1642 saw the ring more clearly, but figured it as two crescents attached to Saturn by their cusps.The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei|Galileo Galilei
Bicuspid, bī-kus′pid, adj. having two cusps: a pre-molar tooth.
The circular window is without tracery; it has twelve cusps.The Cathedral Church of Peterborough|W.D. Sweeting
Above are three circles arranged pyramidally, each containing nine cusps.The Cathedral Church of York|A. Clutton-Brock
Word Origin for cusp
1580s, from Latin cuspis "point, spear, pointed end, head," of unknown origin. Astrological use is earliest.