4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cue \Cue\ (k[=u]), noun [ 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cue \Cue\, verb (used with an object) To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cue \Cue\, noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech

2: evidence that helps to solve a problem [syn: {clue}, {clew}, {cue}]

3: a stimulus that provides information about what to do [syn: {discriminative stimulus}, {cue}]

4: sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards [syn: {cue}, {cue stick}, {pool cue}, {pool stick}]


1: assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned [syn: {prompt}, {remind}, {cue}]

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