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CUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cue mean? 

CUE (noun)
  The noun CUE has 4 senses:

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
3. a stimulus that provides information about what to do
4. sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards

  Familiarity information: CUE used as a noun is uncommon.


CUE (verb)
  The verb CUE has 1 sense:

1. assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

  Familiarity information: CUE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUE (noun)


Sense 1cue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("cue" is a kind of...):

actor's line; speech; words (words making up the dialogue of a play)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cue"):

prompt; prompting (a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken))


Sense 2cue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Evidence that helps to solve a problem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cue; clue; clew

Hypernyms ("cue" is a kind of...):

evidence (an indication that makes something evident)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cue"):

mark; sign (a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened))


Sense 3cue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stimulus that provides information about what to do

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

discriminative stimulus; cue

Hypernyms ("cue" is a kind of...):

input; stimulant; stimulation; stimulus (any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action)


Sense 4cue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cue stick; pool cue; pool stick; cue

Hypernyms ("cue" is a kind of...):

sports implement (an implement used in a sport)

Meronyms (parts of "cue"):

stock (the handle end of some implements or tools)


CUE (verb)


Sense 1cue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

cue; remind; prompt

Hypernyms (to "cue" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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