Cues for cuesports



  • An action or event that is a signal for somebody to do something.
  • 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.
  • A hint or intimation.
  • Humour; temper of mind.
  • 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.
  • A straight tapering stick used to hit the balls in various games.
  • The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.



Similar words

  • cue up


  • From Middle English cu, spelled form of q, abbreviation for Latin quadrāns.
  • From earlier qu, abbreviation of Latin quandō, marked on actor's play copy where they were to begin.
  • Variant of queue, from French queue ("tail").

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