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Definition of Clue

Clue

  1. A ball of thread, yarn, or cord; also, The thread itself.
  2. That which guides or directs one in anything of a doubtful or intricate nature; that which gives a hint in the solution of a mystery.
  3. A lower corner of a square sail, or the after corner of a fore-and-aft sail.
  4. A loop and thimbles at the corner of a sail.
  5. A combination of lines or nettles by which a hammock is suspended.
  6. A ball of thread; a thread or other means of guidance. Same as Clew.

Clue Quotations

I can't explain chemistry. I really can't. I haven't got a clue what it's all about. It just happens. It's like falling in love. You can't explain why you fall in love or explain why it's this particular person.
Elaine Stritch

Did you ever spell a word so bad that your spell check has absolutely no clue what you're trying to spell? What do you end up getting, you end up getting, like, a question mark. You got a million dollars of technology just looking back at you like, 'You got me, buddy. Which is pretty amazing because I have all the words.'
Bill Burr

Universities used to prepare young adults for the real world. I dare say the graduates today go in without a clue and graduate without a clue. It's time to acknowledge the college degree is not worth what it was in the past. Times are changing, and so is the way we prepare our youth to survive in a competitive world.
Dale Archer

I've seen zero evidence of any nation on Earth other than Mexico even remotely having the slightest clue what Mexican food is about or even come close to reproducing it. It is perhaps the most misunderstood country and cuisine on Earth.
Anthony Bourdain

When I meet a new person, I am on the lookout for signs of what he or she is loyal to. It is a preliminary clue to the sense of belonging, and hence of his or her humanity.
Haniel Long
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Clue Translations

clue in German is Hinweis, Anhaltspunkt {m}