3. (Astron.) The point or horn of the crescent moon or other crescent-shaped luminary.
4. (Math.) A multiple point of a curve at which two or more branches of the curve have a common
5. (Anat.) A prominence or point, especially on the crown of a tooth.
6. (Bot.) A sharp and rigid point.
(Cusp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cusped (k?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. Cusping.] To furnish with a cusp
(Cus"pa*ted) a. Ending in a point.
(Cus"pid) n. [See Cusp.] (Anat.) One of the canine teeth; so called from having but one
point or cusp on the crown. See Tooth.
(Cus"pi*dal) a. [From L. cuspis, cuspidis. See Cusp.] Ending in a point.
(Cus"pi*date) v. t. To make pointed or sharp.
(Cus"pi*date Cus"pi*da`ted) (- d?`t?d), a. [L. cuspidatus, p. p. of cuspidare to make pointed,
fr. cuspis. See Cusp.] Having a sharp end, like the point of a spear; terminating in a hard point; as, a
(Cus"pi*dor) n. [Pg. cuspideria, fr. cuspir to spit.] Any ornamental vessel used as a spittoon; hence,
to avoid the common term, a spittoon of any sort.
(||Cus"pis) n. [L.] A point; a sharp end.
Custard apple (Bot.), a low tree or shrub of tropical America, including several species of Anona having
a roundish or ovate fruit the size of a small orange, containing a soft, yellowish, edible pulp. Custard
coffin, pastry, or crust, which covers or coffins a custard [Obs.] Shak.
(Cus"tard) n. [Prob. the same word as OE. crustade, crustate, a pie made with a crust, fr. L.
crustatus covered with a crust, p. p. of crustare, fr. crusta crust; cf. OF. croustade pasty, It. crostata,
or F. coutarde. See Crust, and cf. Crustated.] A mixture of milk and eggs, sweetened, and baked or
(Cus"tode) n. [F. or It. custode, fr. L. custos, -odis.] See Custodian.
(Cus*to"di*al) a. [Cf. F. custodial, fr. L. custodia. See Custody.] Relating to custody or
(Cus*to"di*an) n. [From Custody.] One who has care or custody, as of some public building; a
keeper or superintendent.
(Cus*to"di*an*ship), n. Office or duty of a custodian.
(Cus*to"di*er) n. [Cf. LL. custodiarus.] A custodian. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
(Cus"to*dy) n. [L. custodia, fr. custos guard; prob. akin to Gr. to hide, and E. hide. See
Hide to cover.]
1. A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security.
A fleet of thirty ships for the custody of the narrow seas.