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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cuekyu(n.; v.)cued, cu•ing.

  1. (n.)anything said or done, on or off stage, that is followed by a specific line or action:

    The gunshot is your cue to enter.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. anything that excites to action; stimulus.

  3. a hint; intimation; guiding suggestion.

  4. a sensory signal that serves to elicit a behavioral response.

    Category: Psychology, Animal Behavior

  5. the part a person is to play; a prescribed or necessary course of action.

  6. Archaic. frame of mind; mood.

  7. (v.t.)to give a cue to; prompt.

    Category: Showbiz

  8. to insert, or direct to come in, in a specific place in a performance (often fol. by in):

    to cue in a lighting effect.

    Category: Showbiz

  9. to search for and reach (a track on a recording).

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio, Music and Dance

  10. cue in,Informal. to give information, news, etc., to; inform.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of cue:

1545–55; spelled name of the letter q as an abbreviation (found in acting scripts) of L quandō when

cuekyu(n.; v.)cued, cu•ing.

  1. (n.)a tapering rod, tipped with leather, used to strike the ball in pool, billiards, etc.

    Category: Games

  2. a stick used to propel the disks in shuffleboard.

    Category: Games

  3. Ref: queue (defs. 1, 2). 1 2

  4. (v.t.)to strike with a cue.

    Category: Games

  5. to tie (hair) into a queue.

Origin of cue:

1725–35; < F queue tail, OF coue < L cōda, earlier cauda tail; cf. coward , queue


  1. the letter

    Q, q.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of cue:

1400–50; late ME cu

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cue(noun)

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

  2. clue, clew, cue(noun)

    evidence that helps to solve a problem

  3. discriminative stimulus, cue(noun)

    a stimulus that provides information about what to do

  4. cue, cue stick, pool cue, pool stick(verb)

    sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards

  5. prompt, remind, cue(verb)

    assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cue(noun)kyu

    an action or remark that signals sth

    Dan yawned, and I took that as a cue to leave.

  2. cuekyu

    an actor's action or remark that signals other actors

    ***He listened for his cue.

  3. cuekyu

    a stick for playing pool

    ***She tapped the ball with the cue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cue(noun)

    the tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue

  2. Cue(noun)

    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

  3. Cue(noun)

    a hint or intimation

  4. Cue(noun)

    the part one has to perform in, or as in, a play

  5. Cue(noun)

    humor; temper of mind

  6. Cue(noun)

    a straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards

  7. Cue(verb)

    to form into a cue; to braid; to twist

  8. Cue(noun)

    a small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing


  1. Cue

    A theatrical cue is the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time. It is generally associated with theatre and the film industry. They can be necessary for a lighting change or effect, a sound effect, or some sort of stage or set movement/change.


  1. Cue

    Cue (formerly Greplin) is a free service that helps people make the most of their day. Cue intelligently ties together and surfaces useful information at the right time from the accounts they use most, including email, contacts, and calendar. People can see their entire day at a glance or simultaneously search across all of their accounts with Cue.

Anagrams of CUE

  1. ecu, écu, UCE

Translations for CUE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a stick which gets thinner towards one end and the point of which is used to strike the ball in playing billiards.

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