Simple Definition of clue
: something that helps a person find something, understand something, or solve a mystery or puzzle
: an understanding of something : knowledge about something
Examples of clue
The book gives the reader plenty of clues to solve the mystery.
Science gives us clues about the origin of the universe.
“Guess who I met today.” “Can you give me a clue?”
It gives a clue as to how to proceed.
Origin of clue
alteration of clew
First Known Use: 1596
Rhymes with clue
blue, boo, brew, chew, clew, coo, coup, crew, cue, dew, do, doux, due, ewe, few, flu, flue, fou, glue, gnu, goo, hew, hue, Jew, Koo, lieu, loo, mew, moo, moue, mu, new, nu, ooh, pew, phew, pooh, q, queue, roux, rue, screw, shoe, shoo, shrew, Sioux, skew, slew, slough, slue, smew, sou, sous, spew, sprue, stew, strew, sue, Sue, thew, through, to, too, true, two, u, view, whew, who, woo, xu, yew, you, zoo
Definition of clue
cluedclue·ing or clu·ing
1 : to provide with a clue
2 : to give reliable information to <he clued me in on how it happened>
First Known Use of clue
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