Cue
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A hint or intimation. [1913 Webster]

Give them [the servants] their cue to attend in two lines as he leaves the house. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

4. The part one has to perform in, or as in, a play. [1913 Webster]

Were it my cueto fight, I should have known it Without a prompter. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Humor; temper of mind. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

6. A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards. [1913 Webster]


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