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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cue  \Cue\  (k[=u]),  n.  [  OF  coue,  coe,  F.  queue,  fr  L.  coda, 
  cauda,  tail.  Cf  {Caudal},  {Coward},  {Queue}.] 
  1.  The  tail;  the  end  of  a  thing  especially,  a  tail-like 
  twist  of  hair  worn  at  the  back  of  the  head;  a  queue. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  When  my  cue  comes  call  me  and  I  will  answer. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  hint  or  intimation. 
 
  Give  them  [the  servants]  their  cue  to  attend  in  two 
  lines  as  he  leaves  the  house.  --Swift. 
 
  4.  The  part  one  has  to  perform  in  or  as  in  a  play. 
 
  Were  it  my  cueto  fight,  I  should  have  known  it 
  Without  a  prompter.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Humor;  temper  of  mind.  [Colloq.]  --Dickens. 
 
  6.  A  straight  tapering  rod  used  to  impel  the  balls  in  playing 
  billiards. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cue  \Cue\,  v.  t. 
  To  form  into  a  cue;  to  braid;  to  twist. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cue  \Cue\,  n.  [From  q,  an  abbreviation  for  quadrans  a  farthing.] 
  A  small  portion  of  bread  or  beer;  the  quantity  bought  with  a 
  farthing  or  half  farthing.  [Obs.] 
 
  Note:  The  term  was  formerly  current  in  the  English 
  universities,  the  letter  q  being  the  mark  in  the 
  buttery  books  to  denote  such  a  portion.  --Nares. 
 
  Hast  thou  worn  Gowns  in  the  university,  tossed 
  logic,  Sucked  philosophy,  eat  cues?  --Old  Play. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cue 
  n  1:  an  actor's  line  that  immediately  precedes  and  serves  as  a 
  reminder  for  some  action  or  speech 
  2:  evidence  that  helps  to  solve  a  problem  [syn:  {clue},  {clew}] 
  3:  a  stimulus  that  provides  information  about  what  to  do  [syn: 
  {discriminative  stimulus}] 
  4:  tapering  rod  used  to  strike  a  cue  ball  in  pool  or  billiards 
  [syn:  {cue  stick},  {pool  cue},  {pool  stick}] 
  v  :  assist  (somebody  acting  or  reciting)  by  suggesting  the  next 
  words  of  something  forgotten  or  imperfectly  learned  [syn: 
  {prompt},  {remind}] 




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