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Hi, I was wondering if you could clarify one thing for me. The difference between queue and cue is exactly what? None? Can you say cueued instead of queued? Is cue sometimes used rather then queue? Thanks, -- 16:19, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

No, they are totally different. Queue is a 'line' or in British English you can use it as a verb. To queue = to stand in line (at the cash of a shop, etc...). Cue can either be the name of 'Q' or 'q' or can be a 'signal' or 'final order'. As a verb 'to cue' = 'to send a signal'. The second meaning of 'cue' is the longish wooden thing you use in billiards to hit the balls with. It can be a verb, too. To cue = to hit a ball with a cue. If you'd like examples, just write again. Your welcome, Ferike333 20:42, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Additional definition[edit]

Can someone please define the word in the following sentence:

  • 1906, Jewish Encyclopedia:
    Indeed, he fought against all modern culture, and on one occasion fined a man for wearing his hair in a cue.



--Sije (talk) 19:52, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

It's under queue: a single long braid, as in the Imperial Chinese hairstyle. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:01, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Should we add this to the entry itself? And how? --Sije (talk) 19:32, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Short for barbecue[edit]

barbecue has 'cue, 'que and que as informal shortenings. Why not cue as well? Dyspeptic skeptic (talk) 06:32, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Cue madness[edit]

I don't like those two quotes in there under a verb. It loos as if it'd better better placed as interjection. --Q9ui5ckflash (talk) 15:22, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

OK, I added a lame usage note about the imperative. --Q9ui5ckflash (talk) 15:24, 30 September 2016 (UTC)