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 Originlate 16th cent. (in sense (2)): from Latin cuspis ‘point or apex’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cusp