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Definition of CUE

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Cue \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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. A hint or intimation.
        [1913 Webster]

              Give them [the servants] their cue to attend in two lines as he leaves the house.         --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     4. The part one has to perform in, or as in, a play. [1913 Webster]

              Were it my cueto fight, I should have known it Without a prompter.                   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     5. Humor; temper of mind. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

     6. A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards. [1913 Webster]

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

Cue \Cue\, v. t.
     To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.
     [1913 Webster]

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

Cue \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.] [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

                 Hast thou worn
                 Gowns in the university, tossed logic, Sucked philosophy, eat cues?       --Old Play. [1913 Webster]

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

182 Moby Thesaurus words for "cue":
     actor, advice, agate, aide-memoire, alerting, antagonist, antihero, ball, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble, bit, bit part, blocks, book, braid, broad hint, brush, bun, cast, catchword, cauda, caudal appendage, caudation, caution, character, checkerboard, chessboard, chignon, club, clue, cockhorse, coil, continuity, cricket bat, cue word, dock, doll, doll carriage, evidence, fantail, fat part, feeder, flapper, frame, frame of mind, gentle hint, gesture, gewgaw, gimcrack, glimmer, glimmering, golf club, heart, heavy, hero, heroine, hint, hobbyhorse, hot lead, humor, implication, index, indication, ingenue, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, jack-in-the-box, jacks, jackstones, jackstraws, jogger, key, key word, kick, kickshaw, knickknack, knot, lead, lead role, leading lady, leading man, leading woman, libretto, lines, look, marble, marionette, memorandum, mig, mind, monition, mood, morale, nod, note, nudge, office, paper doll, part, passing word, person, personage, pick-up sticks, piece, pigtail, pinwheel, plait, playbook, plaything, pointer, prompt, prompter, prompting, protagonist, puppet, queue, racket, rag doll, rattail, remembrance, remembrancer, reminder, rocking horse, role, scenario, scene plot, scent, score, script, shooting script, side, sign, signal, soubrette, spirit, spirits, spoor, sport, state of mind, steelie, steer, straight part, stub, suggestion, supporting character, supporting role, suspicion, symptom, tail, tailpiece, taw, teetotum, telltale, temper, text, tickler, tip, tip-off, title role, tone, top, topknot, toy, toy soldier, trace, track, trinket, twist, vein, vestige, villain, walk-on, walking part, warning, whiff, whim-wham, whisper, wink


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