- The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
- 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."When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer." [Shak.]
- A hint or intimation."Give them [the servants] their cue to attend in two lines as he leaves the house." [Swift.]
- The part one has to perform in, or as in, a play."Were it my cueto fight, I should have known it Without a prompter." [Shak.]
- Humor; temper of mind.(Colloq)
- A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards.
Etymology: OF. coue coe, F. queue, fr. L. coda cauda, tail. Cf. Caudal Coward Queue