What does CLUE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hint, clue(noun)

    a slight indication

  2. clue, clew, cue(verb)

    evidence that helps to solve a problem

  3. clue, clew(verb)

    roll into a ball


  1. clue(Noun)

    A strand of yarn etc. as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.

  2. clue(Noun)

    Information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion.

  3. clue(Noun)

    An object or a kind of indication which may be used as evidence.

  4. clue(Noun)

    Insight or understanding ("to have a clue [about]" or "to have clue". See have a clue, clue stick)

  5. clue(Verb)

    To provide with a clue (often used with "in" or "up").

  6. clue(Verb)

    To provide someone with information which he or she lacks.

    Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.

  7. Origin: Variant of clew, "a ball of thread or yarn", with reference to the one which the mythical Theseus used to guide him out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clue(noun)

    a ball of thread, yarn, or cord; also, The thread itself

  2. Clue(noun)

    that which guides or directs one in anything of a doubtful or intricate nature; that which gives a hint in the solution of a mystery

  3. Clue(noun)

    a lower corner of a square sail, or the after corner of a fore-and-aft sail

  4. Clue(noun)

    a loop and thimbles at the corner of a sail

  5. Clue(noun)

    a combination of lines or nettles by which a hammock is suspended

  6. Clue(noun)

    a ball of thread; a thread or other means of guidance. Same as Clew

  7. Origin: [See Clew, n.]


  1. Clue

    Clue is a 1985 comedy mystery film based on the board game of the same name. The film is a murder mystery set in a Gothic Revival mansion, and is styled after Murder by Death and other various murder/dinner parties of mystery. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn, who collaborated on the script with John Landis, and stars Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Madeline Kahn, Colleen Camp, and Lee Ving. The film was produced by Debra Hill. In keeping with the nature of the board game, in theatrical release the movie was shown with one of three possible endings, with different theaters receiving each ending. The film initially received mixed reviews and did poorly at the box office, ultimately grossing $14,643,997 in the US. Clue was Paramount's first adaptation of a now current Hasbro property, though at that time Cluedo was owned by Waddingtons and licensed in the U.S. to Parker Brothers; Hasbro later bought both Waddingtons and Parker Brothers. This predated by 19 years Paramount's deal to distribute other films and television series based on Hasbro properties. Universal Studios announced that a remake was in the works with a release date set for 2013, though the project was later shelved.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clue

    klōō (see Clew).—adj. Clue′less, without trace.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CLUE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2763

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CLUE' in Nouns Frequency: #1832


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CLUE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CLUE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo:

    I don’t have a clue what the motive is.

  2. Dale Coker:

    We had no clue he had a wife. None of us knew.

  3. Steve Kravitz:

    Ford used to have a better idea now they don't have a clue.

  4. Diane Foley:

    We need to forgive him for not having a clue what he was doing.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    They haven't proven it yet, but it is a very important first clue.

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