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Definition cue

Etymology 1

From the letter Q, abbreviation of Latin quando (“when”), marked on actor's play copy where they were to begin.

Noun

cue (plural cues)

  1. An action or event that is a signal for somebody to do something.
  2. The last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an intimation for the next actor to speak; any word or words which serve to remind an actor to speak or to do something; a catchword.
  3. A hint or intimation.
  4. (obsolete) Humour; temper of mind.
  5. The name of the Latin-script letter Q.
  6. (obsolete, Britain, universities) A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing and noted with a q (for Latin quadrans farthing) in the buttery books.
Verb

cue (third-person singular simple present cues, present participle cueing, simple past and past participle cued)

  1. To give someone a cue signal.
  2. (by extension) To spark or provoke

Etymology 2

Variant of queue, from French queue (“tail”).

Noun

cue (plural cues)

  1. (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) A straight tapering stick used to hit the balls in various games.
  2. (obsolete) The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
Verb

cue (third-person singular simple present cues, present participle cueing, simple past and past participle cued)

  1. (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To take aim on the cue ball with the cue and hit it.
  2. To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.

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