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cue 1

 (kyo͞o)
n.
1. Games A long tapered stick with a leather tip used to strike the cue ball in billiards and pool.
2. Games A long stick with a concave attachment at one end for shoving disks in shuffleboard.
3. Nonstandard Variant of queue.
tr.v. cued, cu·ing, cues
1. Games To strike (a ball) with a cue.
2. Nonstandard Variant of queue.

[French queue, tail, billiards cue (in the latter sense perhaps originally referring to the narrow leather-tipped end, or "tail," of the cue); see queue.]

cue 2

 (kyo͞o)
n.
1. A signal, such as a word or action, used to prompt another event in a performance, such as an actor's speech or entrance, a change in lighting, or a sound effect.
2.
a. A reminder or prompting.
b. A hint or suggestion.
3. Music
a. An extract from the music for another part printed, usually in smaller notes, within a performer's part as a signal to enter after a long rest.
b. A gesture by a conductor signaling the entrance of a performer or part.
4. Psychology A stimulus, either consciously or unconsciously perceived, that elicits or signals a type of behavior.
5. Archaic One's assigned role or function.
6. Archaic A mood; a disposition.
tr.v. cued, cu·ing, cues
1. To give a cue to; signal or prompt.
2. To insert into the sequence of a performance: cued the lights for the monologue scene.
3. To position (an audio or video recording) in readiness for playing: cue up a record on the turntable.
Phrasal Verb:
cue in
To give information or instructions to, as to a latecomer.

[Perhaps from q, qu, abbreviation of Latin quandō, when, used for actors' copies of plays; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]

cue 3

 (kyo͞o)
n.
The letter q.

cue

(kjuː)
n
1. (Theatre)
a. (in the theatre, films, music, etc) anything spoken or done that serves as a signal to an actor, musician, etc, to follow with specific lines or action
b. on cue at the right moment
2. a signal or reminder to do something
3. (Psychology) psychol the part of any sensory pattern that is identified as the signal for a response
4. the part, function, or action assigned to or expected of a person
vb, cues, cueing or cued
5. (Theatre) (tr) to give a cue or cues to (an actor)
6. (Theatre) (usually foll by: in or into) to signal (to something or somebody) at a specific moment in a musical or dramatic performance: to cue in a flourish of trumpets.
7. (Communications & Information) (tr) to give information or a reminder to (someone)
8. (Film) (intr) to signal the commencement of filming, as with the word "Action!"
[C16: probably from name of the letter q, used in an actor's script to represent Latin quando when]

cue

(kjuː)
n
1. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker a long tapered shaft with a leather tip, used to drive the balls
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) hair caught at the back forming a tail or braid
3. US a variant spelling of queue
vb, cues, cueing or cued
4. (Billiards & Snooker) to drive (a ball) with a cue
5. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) to twist or tie (the hair) into a cue
[C18: variant of queue]

cue1

(kyu)

n., v. cued, cu•ing. n.
1. anything said or done, on or off stage, that is followed by a specific line or action: The gunshot is your cue to enter.
2. anything that excites to action; stimulus.
3. a hint; intimation; guiding suggestion.
4. a sensory signal that serves to elicit a behavioral response.
5. the part a person is to play; a prescribed or necessary course of action.
6. Archaic. frame of mind; mood.
v.t.
7. to give a cue to; prompt.
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.
9. to search for and reach (a track on a recording).
10. cue in, Informal. to give information, news, etc., to; inform.
[1545–55; spelled name of the letter q as an abbreviation (found in acting scripts) of Latin quandō when]

cue2

(kyu)

n., v. cued, cu•ing. n.
1. a tapering rod, tipped with leather, used to strike the ball in pool, billiards, etc.
2. a stick used to propel the disks in shuffleboard.
v.t.
4. to strike with a cue.
5. to tie (hair) into a queue.
[1725–35; < French queue tail, Old French coue < Latin cōda, earlier cauda tail; compare coward, queue]

cue3

(kyu)

n.
the letter Q, q.
[1400–50; late Middle English cu]

cue


Past participle: cued
Gerund: cueing

Imperative
cue
cue
Present
I cue
you cue
he/she/it cues
we cue
you cue
they cue
Preterite
I cued
you cued
he/she/it cued
we cued
you cued
they cued
Present Continuous
I am cueing
you are cueing
he/she/it is cueing
we are cueing
you are cueing
they are cueing
Present Perfect
I have cued
you have cued
he/she/it has cued
we have cued
you have cued
they have cued
Past Continuous
I was cueing
you were cueing
he/she/it was cueing
we were cueing
you were cueing
they were cueing
Past Perfect
I had cued
you had cued
he/she/it had cued
we had cued
you had cued
they had cued
Future
I will cue
you will cue
he/she/it will cue
we will cue
you will cue
they will cue
Future Perfect
I will have cued
you will have cued
he/she/it will have cued
we will have cued
you will have cued
they will have cued
Future Continuous
I will be cueing
you will be cueing
he/she/it will be cueing
we will be cueing
you will be cueing
they will be cueing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cueing
you have been cueing
he/she/it has been cueing
we have been cueing
you have been cueing
they have been cueing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cueing
you will have been cueing
he/she/it will have been cueing
we will have been cueing
you will have been cueing
they will have been cueing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cueing
you had been cueing
he/she/it had been cueing
we had been cueing
you had been cueing
they had been cueing
Conditional
I would cue
you would cue
he/she/it would cue
we would cue
you would cue
they would cue
Past Conditional
I would have cued
you would have cued
he/she/it would have cued
we would have cued
you would have cued
they would have cued

cue


Past participle: cued
Gerund: cueing

Imperative
cue
cue
Present
I cue
you cue
he/she/it cues
we cue
you cue
they cue
Preterite
I cued
you cued
he/she/it cued
we cued
you cued
they cued
Present Continuous
I am cueing
you are cueing
he/she/it is cueing
we are cueing
you are cueing
they are cueing
Present Perfect
I have cued
you have cued
he/she/it has cued
we have cued
you have cued
they have cued
Past Continuous
I was cueing
you were cueing
he/she/it was cueing
we were cueing
you were cueing
they were cueing
Past Perfect
I had cued
you had cued
he/she/it had cued
we had cued
you had cued
they had cued
Future
I will cue
you will cue
he/she/it will cue
we will cue
you will cue
they will cue
Future Perfect
I will have cued
you will have cued
he/she/it will have cued
we will have cued
you will have cued
they will have cued
Future Continuous
I will be cueing
you will be cueing
he/she/it will be cueing
we will be cueing
you will be cueing
they will be cueing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cueing
you have been cueing
he/she/it has been cueing
we have been cueing
you have been cueing
they have been cueing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cueing
you will have been cueing
he/she/it will have been cueing
we will have been cueing
you will have been cueing
they will have been cueing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cueing
you had been cueing
he/she/it had been cueing
we had been cueing
you had been cueing
they had been cueing
Conditional
I would cue
you would cue
he/she/it would cue
we would cue
you would cue
they would cue
Past Conditional
I would have cued
you would have cued
he/she/it would have cued
we would have cued
you would have cued
they would have cued

cue

1. Long tapered stick with a leather tip used for striking the cue ball.
2. Tapered stick with a leather tip used for striking the cue ball.
3. Tapered stick with a leather tip used for striking the cue ball.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cue - an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speechcue - an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
actor's line, words, speech - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"
prompt, prompting - a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); "the audience could hear his prompting"
2.cue - evidence that helps to solve a problem
evidence - an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling was evidence of his fear"
sign, mark - a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring"
3.cue - a stimulus that provides information about what to do
stimulant, stimulus, stimulation, input - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
4.cue - sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiardscue - sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards
sports implement - an implement used in a sport
stock - the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
Verb1.cue - assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"

cue

noun signal, sign, nod, hint, prompt, reminder, suggestion He took this as his cue to leave.

cue

noun
A subtle pointing out:
Translations
إِشَارَةإشارة إلى بَدء الحَديثعَصا البِلياردو
narážkatágo
stikordbilliardkø
tacopiepie (theater)indicación
aloitusmerkkiköö
znak
kjuðikjuîistikkorî, markorî
キュー
신호
galavārdskija
tágo
stickreplik
การเตือน
replikbaşlama işaretibilardo sopasıisteka
sự ra hiệu

cue

[kjuː]
A. N
1. (Billiards) → taco m
2. (Theat) (verbal, by signal) → pie m, entrada f (Mus) (by signal) → entrada f
to give sb his cue (Theat) → dar el pie or la entrada a algn (Mus) → dar a algn su entrada
that gave me my cue (fig) → eso me sirvió de indicación
to come in on cueentrar en el momento justo
then, right on cue for the photographers, she threw him a kissentonces, en el momento justo para los fotógrafos, ella le lanzó un beso
to take one's cue from sbseguir el ejemplo de algn
B. CPD cue ball N (Billiards) → bola f jugadora (Snooker) → bola f blanca
cue card Nletrero m (apuntando lo que se ha de decir)
cue word Npalabra f clave
cue in VT + ADV (Rad, TV, Mus) → dar la entrada a (Theat) → dar el pie a, dar la entrada a
to cue sb in on sth (US) → poner a algn al tanto or al corriente de algo

cue

[ˈkjuː] n
(for pool, billiards)queue f de billard cue ball
(THEATRE) (to performer)signal m
(fig) (= signal) → signal m
that's my cue to ... → c'est le signal pour que je ... + subj
to take one's cue from sb/sth → prendre exemple sur qn/qch
on cue → au bon momentcue ball nbille f de joueur

cue

n
(Theat, fig) → Stichwort nt; (action) → (Einsatz)zeichen nt; (Film, TV) → Zeichen ntzum Aufnahmebeginn; (Mus) → Einsatz m; (written: = preceding bars) → Hilfsnoten pl; to give somebody his cue (Theat) → jdm das or sein Stichwort geben; (action) → jdm das (Einsatz)zeichen geben; (Mus) → jdm den Einsatz geben; that sounds like a cue for a songdas hört sich ganz nach einem Lied an; whenever he hears the word “strike” that’s his cue to launch into an attack on the unionsdas WortStreik“ ist für ihn jedesmal (das) Stichwort für einen Angriff auf die Gewerkschaften; to take one’s cue from somebodysich nach jdm richten; right on cue (Theat) → genau aufs Stichwort; (fig)wie gerufen
(Billiards) → Queue nt
vt (Theat) → das Stichwort geben (+dat); (with gesture etc) → das Einsatzzeichen geben (+dat); (Film, TV) sceneabfahren lassen; (Mus) playerden Einsatz geben (+dat); trumpet flourish etcden Einsatz geben für; cue! (Film, TV) → ab!

cue

:
cue ball
nSpielball m
cue card
n (TV) → Neger m (spec)
cue rest
nStütze ffür das Queue

cue

[kjuː] n
a. (Theatre) (verbal, by signal) → segnale m, imbeccata (Mus) (by signal) → segnale
to give sb his cue → suggerire a qn la battuta, dare l'imbeccata a qn
to take one's cue from sb (fig) → prendere esempio da qn
b. (Billiards) → stecca
cue in vt + adv (Theatre) → chiamare in scena (Radio, TV) → dare il segnale a

cue1

(kjuː) noun
the last words of another actor's speech etc, serving as a sign to an actor to speak etc. Your cue is `– whatever the vicar says!'

cue2

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

cue

إِشَارَة narážka stikord Einsatzzeichen ατάκα indicación, pie aloitusmerkki signal znak battuta d'entrata キュー 신호 seintje vink sygnał do rozpoczęcia dica реплика stickreplik การเตือน replik sự ra hiệu 提示

cue

n (visual, auditory, etc.) pista, señal f, clave f (visual, auditiva, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
Was ever before such a grinding out of jigs and waltzes, where nobody was in the cue to dance?
Once, however, an ingenious stranger came and started to gather this filth in scows, to make lard out of; then the packers took the cue, and got out an injunction to stop him, and afterward gathered it themselves.
He made a curious grimace--one of his strange and equivocal demonstrations--threw down his cue and followed me from the room.
But the greatest effect in these miserable lessons is when my mother(thinking nobody is observing her) tries to give me the cue by the motion of her lips.
said the landlord, turning to the farrier, who was swelling with impatience for his cue.
said Gertrude, not catching the serious turn he had given to the conversation, and poising her cue for a stroke.
No sooner had Bell appeared on the stage than his supporting players, each in his turn, received his cue and took part in the action of the drama.
First of all, I would have you know, sirs, that my name is-" and here she stopped for a moment, for she forgot the name the curate had given her; but he came to her relief, seeing what her difficulty was, and said, "It is no wonder, senora, that your highness should be confused and embarrassed in telling the tale of your misfortunes; for such afflictions often have the effect of depriving the sufferers of memory, so that they do not even remember their own names, as is the case now with your ladyship, who has forgotten that she is called the Princess Micomicona, lawful heiress of the great kingdom of Micomicon; and with this cue your highness may now recall to your sorrowful recollection all you may wish to tell us.
He entered the billiard-room, and was instantly greeted by his friend, cue in hand.
He had considered the time, he said, to be one in which it was the duty of every little piece to res- cue itself if possible.
I had shown no eagerness; she took her cue from me, and evinced no surprise.
His head composed full one-fourth of his whole length, and the cue that depended from its rear occupied another.