cue
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kjuː/, [kj̥ʉː]
Noun

cue (plural cues)

  1. An action or event that is a signal for somebody to do something.
  2. The last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an intimation for the next actor to speak; any word or words which serve to remind an actor to speak or to do something; a catchword.
    • c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, “A Midsommer Nights Dreame”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i]:
      When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer.
  3. A hint or intimation.
    • 1731, Jonathan Swift, Directions to Servants
      Give them [the servants] their cue to attend in two lines as he leaves the house.
  4. (obsolete) Humour; temper of mind.
  5. The name of the Latin script letter Q
  6. (obsolete, UK, universities) A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing and noted with a q (for Latin quadrans farthing) in the buttery books.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: подсказка
Translations
  • French: ku, cu
  • Italian: cu
  • Portuguese: quê
  • Russian: кью
  • Spanish: cu
Verb

cue (cues, present participle cueing; past and past participle cued)

  1. To give someone a cue signal.
    Cue the cameraman, and action!
  2. i by extension To spark or provoke
Noun

cue (plural cues)

  1. (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) A straight tapering stick used to hit the balls in various games.
  2. (obsolete) The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
Translations Verb

cue (cues, present participle cueing; past and past participle cued)

  1. (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To take aim on the cue ball with the cue and hit it.
  2. To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.
Synonyms
CUE
Noun
  1. (legal) Acronym of clear and unmistakable error legal standard for appeal of a decision by a Board of Veterans Appeals in the United States.

Cue
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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