Rued vs Cued - What's the difference?

rued | cued |


As verbs the difference between rued and cued

is that rued is (rue) while cued is (cue).

rued

English

Verb

(head)
  • (rue)
  • Anagrams

    * *

    rue

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) rewe, reowe, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (-)
  • (archaic, or, dialectal) Sorrow; repentance; regret.
  • (archaic, or, dialectal) Pity; compassion.
  • Derived terms
    * rueful * ruth

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) , from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch rouwen, German reuen.

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To cause to repent of sin or regret some past action.
  • (obsolete) To cause to feel sorrow or pity.
  • To repent of or regret (some past action or event); to wish that a past action or event had not taken place.
  • I rued the day I crossed paths with her.
  • * (rfdate) Chapman
  • I wept to see, and rued it from my heart.
  • * (rfdate) Milton
  • Thy will chose freely what it now so justly rues .
  • (archaic) To feel compassion or pity.
  • * Late 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
  • Madame, reweth upon my peynes smerte
  • * (rfdate) Ridley
  • which stirred men's hearts to rue upon them
  • (archaic) To feel sorrow or regret.
  • * (rfdate) Tennyson
  • Old year, we'll dearly rue for you.
    Usage notes
    Most frequently used in the collocation “rue the day”.

    Etymology 3

    (wikipedia rue) From (etyl) ruwe, (etyl) rue (> modern French rue), from (etyl) . Compare (rude).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of various perennial shrubs of the genus Ruta , especially the herb , formerly used in medicines.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.2:
  • But th'aged Nourse, her calling to her bowre, / Had gathered Rew , and Savine, and the flowre / Of Camphora, and Calamint, and Dill [...].
  • * c. 1600 , (William Shakespeare), , (Ophelia):
  • There’s fennel for you, and columbines: there’s rue''' for you; and here’s some for me: we may call it herb-grace o' Sundays: O you must wear your ' rue with a difference.
    Synonyms
    * garden rue * herb of grace
    Derived terms
    * goat's rue * rue anemone * Syrian rue * wall rue

    References

    Anagrams

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    cued

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (cue)
  • Anagrams

    *

    cue

    English

    (wikipedia cue)

    Etymology 1

    From the letter Q, abbreviation of (etyl) quando (“when”), marked on actor's play copy where they were to begin.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An action or event that is a signal for somebody to do something.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=November 3 , author=Chris Bevan , title=Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=This time Cudicini was left helpless when Natcho stepped up to expertly curl the ball into the top corner.
    That was the cue for further pressure from the Russian side and it took further Cudicini saves to keep the score down.}}
  • The last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an intimation for the next actor to speak; any word or words which serve to remind an actor to speak or to do something; a catchword.
  • * Shakespeare
  • When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer.
  • A hint or intimation.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Give them [the servants] their cue to attend in two lines as he leaves the house.
  • (obsolete) Humour; temper of mind.
  • (obsolete, UK, universities) A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing and noted with a q (for (etyl) quadrans farthing) in the buttery books.
  • * Hast thou suck'd Philosophy, ate cues , drank cees?
  • (quadrans)
    See also
    *
    Derived terms
    * on cue * sensory cue

    Verb

  • To give someone a cue signal.
  • Cue the cameraman, and action!
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 27 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992) , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=The episode also opens with an inspired bit of business for Homer, who blithely refuses to acquiesce to an elderly neighbor’s utterly reasonable request that he help make the process of selling her house easier by wearing pants when he gallivants about in front of windows, throw out his impressive collection of rotting Jack-O-Lanterns from previous Halloweens and take out his garbage, as it’s attracting wildlife (cue moose and Northern Exposure theme song).}}

    Etymology 2

    Variant of queue .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in various games.
  • (obsolete) The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
  • Derived terms
    * cue ball

    Verb

  • (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To take aim on the cue ball with the cue and hit it.
  • To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.
  • Synonyms
    * cue up

    Anagrams

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