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. a stimulus that provides information about what to do
  4. an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
  5. The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail- like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
  6. 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.
  7. A hint or intimation.
  8. The part one has to perform in, or as in, a play.
  9. Humor; temper of mind.
  10. A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards.
  11. A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. A hint; signal; rod used in playing billiards.
  15. A tail; a long braid of hair.
  16. The words serving as a signal for an actor; a hint; suggestion.
  17. A straight tapering rod, used in billiards, etc.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.

Usage examples for cue

  1. Or perhaps there was some other cue that Pilli could pick up. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  2. 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
  3. " That is so," Alymer answered gravely; but he still waited to take his cue from Hal. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. What was her cue? – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. That was his cue! – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  10. 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
  11. Then, although there was no Cue for him to Weep, he shed a few real Tears. – Fables in Slang by George Ade
  12. Your cue is to look innocent and not know anything about it. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Roger took the cue. – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells