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Definitions of cue

  1. evidence that helps to solve a problem
  2. assist ( somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
  3. sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards
  4. a stimulus that provides information about what to do
  5. an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
  6. The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail- like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
  7. 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.
  8. A hint or intimation.
  9. The part one has to perform in, or as in, a play.
  10. Humor; temper of mind.
  11. A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards.
  12. To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.
  13. A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing.
  14. Signals for an action; that specific portion of a perceptual field or pattern of stimuli to which a subject has learned to respond.
  15. The tail or end of a thing; a queue, or hanging braid of hair; a hint; the last word of an actor's speech; the part one has to play; the tapering rod used in billiards.
  16. A queue or tail- like twist of hair formerly worn at the back of the head: a rod used in playing billiards: the last words of an actor's speech serving as a hint to the next speaker: any hint: the part one has to play.
  17. A hint; signal; rod used in playing billiards.
  18. A tail; a long braid of hair.
  19. The words serving as a signal for an actor; a hint; suggestion.
  20. A straight tapering rod, used in billiards, etc.
  21. The tail or end of a thing, especially of a wig; the last words of a speech which a player, who is to answer, catches, and regards as an intimation to begin; the part one is to take up; a hint; turn or temper of mind; the straight rod used in playing billiards.
  22. The end of a thing; the last words of the preceding speech written with the speech of an actor, in order to let him know when he is to proceed with his part, from the letter Q by which it was marked; a hint; an intimation; a long curl or roll of hair; a short direction; the straight rod used at billiards.
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Quotes of cue

  1. I can laugh on cue and it sounds real. People laugh with me. – Ruth Buzzi
  2. I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards. If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere. As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse. – Juan Manuel Fangio
  3. Like Russell, I enjoy the fact that when I'm playing solo, if I want to do something completely spontaneous, I don't have to worry about how I'm going to cue the other musicians, or if it's something that's rehearsed. – Benny Green
  4. We call the Creator father, because we rely upon Him to protect us, guide us, feed us, keep us warm, to discipline us and all those things. I try to take my cue from the Creator, with regard to my children. – Terrence Howard
  5. Acting is the ability to dream on cue – Ralph Richardson
  6. But if you put a script up in front of me to read, or a cue card, I couldn't do it without stuttering. – Mel Tillis

Usage examples for cue

  1. Davlin and Percy took their cue immediately. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  2. " That is so," Alymer answered gravely; but he still waited to take his cue from Hal. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  3. Then, although there was no Cue for him to Weep, he shed a few real Tears. – Fables in Slang by George Ade
  4. Roger took the cue – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells
  5. What was her cue – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  6. Looking up from the table, Cade set the butt of his cue stick on the floor, regarded her thoughtfully for a moment, then asked, " Would it be too much to hope for that you're referring to my room as your sanctuary?" – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  7. Or perhaps there was some other cue that Pilli could pick up. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  8. The cue had been too obvious for him to neglect. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. All that this tells them is that on some given cue they are to enter and work opposite so- and- so, and are, in turn, to give an agreed- upon cue to bring on such- and- such a performer. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  10. Your cue is to look innocent and not know anything about it. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  11. I had taken my cue with surprising quickness. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. Half of his roll collar flapped on his heaving chest; his stock hung down behind like a cue – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  13. Say, I had my cue this trip, all right. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  14. " Give me the cue Digby; I 'll take your place," said my father; and Cleremont and Hotham both drew nigh, and talked to him in a low tone. – That Boy Of Norcott's by Charles James Lever
  15. But they took their cue from the Protector, and made no motion towards the old man's advantage. – John Enderby by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  16. It is in the main these economic factors going to condition the civilisation of the promised future that will have to be depended on to give the cue to any student interested in the prospective unfolding of events. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  17. That was his cue – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  18. He played his part magnificently, even trusting them to come in with help when they were given their cue – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  19. Maitland, taking his cue from his son, replied in a quiet voice: " Can you hold a job?" – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  20. It had been all very well for me to promise Gussie that I would cut loose to this girl about aching hearts, but you want a cue for that sort of thing. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

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