clue definition

  • noun:
    • Something that serves to guide or direct when you look at the solution of problematic or secret.
    • Variant of clew1.
    • a-strand of yarn etc. as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something that tips the way in which, helpful tips.
    • Information which could lead someone to a particular point or summary.
    • An object or some sort of indicator which can be utilized as evidence.
    • A ball of thread; a thread or other way of guidance. Same as clew.
    • A ball or skein of thread or yarn.
    • The bond or yarn this is certainly wound into the kind of a ball; bond overall.
    • Hence Anything that guides or directs one out of an intricate case; helpful tips or key to the answer of a puzzle or problem, or even the unraveling of a plot or secret: in allusion towards mythological tale that Theseus ended up being directed by an idea of thread through the Cretan labyrinth.
    • A measure of yarn or hemp, 4,800 yards.
    • Nautical, a diminished spot of a square sail and/or aftmost place of a fore-and-aft sail.
    • a small sign
    • proof that will help to solve difficulty
  • verb-transitive:
    • to provide (somebody) guiding information: Clue myself in on what's occurring.
  • verb:
    • Variant of clew1.
    • to deliver with an idea (often combined with "in" or "up").
    • to present somebody with information that he or she does not have.
    • roll into a ball
  • others:
    • Nautical, to carry around the garden (the reduced corners of a topsail, topgallantsail, or royal) by way of the clue-lines: used in combination with up.
    • To direct, as by a clue or thread.

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