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Meaning of CUE

Pronunciation:  kyoo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards
  2. [n]  a stimulus that provides information about what to do
  3. [n]  evidence that helps to solve a problem
  4. [n]  an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
  5. [v]  assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
 

CUE is a 3 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: clew, clue, cue stick, discriminative stimulus, pool cue, pool stick, prompt, remind
 
 See Also: actor's line, evidence, footmark, footprint, inform, input, mark, prompt, prompting, shadow, sign, speech, sports implement, step, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, stock, trace, vestige, words

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cue\ (k[=u]), n. [ OF. coue, coe, F. queue, fr. L. coda,
    cauda, tail. Cf. {Caudal}, {Coward}, {Queue}.]
    1. The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like
       twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
    
    2. The last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an
       intimation for the next succeeding player to speak; any
       word or words which serve to remind a player to speak or
       to do something; a catchword.
    
             When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    3. A hint or intimation.
    
             Give them [the servants] their cue to attend in two
             lines as he leaves the house.         --Swift.
    
    4. The part one has to perform in, or as in, a play.
    
             Were it my cueto fight, I should have known it
             Without a prompter.                   --Shak.
    
    5. Humor; temper of mind. [Colloq.] --Dickens.
    
    6. A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing
       billiards.
    
    
  2. \Cue\, v. t.
    To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.
    
    
  3. \Cue\, n. [From q, an abbreviation for quadrans a farthing.]
    A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a
    farthing or half farthing. [Obs.]
    
    Note: The term was formerly current in the English
          universities, the letter q being the mark in the
          buttery books to denote such a portion. --Nares.
    
                Hast thou worn Gowns in the university, tossed
                logic, Sucked philosophy, eat cues? --Old Play.
    
    
 
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