1 a slight indication [syn: hint]
EtymologyVariant of clew "a ball of thread or yarn," with reference to the one Theseus used as a guide out of the labyrinth.
- Rhymes: -uː
- Any information that may lead one to a certain point or conclusion.
- An object or any kind of marking that may be used as evidence.
Usage notesOften used ironically in everyday usage in the US, exaggerating the hiddenness of the information consistituting the clue, and thereby belittling the alertness and intelligence of the person without the information.
information that may lead one to a certain point or conclusion
object or marking that may be used in evidence
translations to be checked
- Provide with a clue. usually with "in" or "up".
- Provide someone with important information they lack.
- Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.
Clue might refer to:
- "having clue" means someone who gets it and/or understands something.
- Cluedo (known as Clue in North America), a crime fiction board game originally published in 1948 in the United Kingdom
- DJ Clue, a Mixtape DJ known for his involvement in the Mixtape circuit
- Clue cell, a type of vaginal cell
- A term for an erection
- I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, known as Clue to fans of the BBC Radio 4 panel game
- Clues (TNG episode), a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode
- Clues, a 1980 album by Robert Palmer
- Clues: A Journal of Detection, a scholarly journal of crime fiction
- Clues, Alden Penner's band after the Unicorns.
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