Definition of cusp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kʌsp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kʌsp//
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  1. 1(specialist) a pointed end where two curves meet the cusp of a leaf
  2. 2the time when one sign of the zodiac ends and the next begins I was born on the cusp between Virgo and Libra. (figurative) He was on the cusp between small acting roles and moderate fame.
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent. (in sense (2)): from Latin cuspis ‘point or apex’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cusp