Clue in Scrabble Dictionary

What does clue mean? Is clue a Scrabble word?

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Is clue a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word clue is a Scrabble US word. The word clue is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

C3L1U1E1

Is clue a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word clue is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

C3L1U1E1

Is clue a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word clue is a Words With Friends word. The word clue is worth 9 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

C4L2U2E1

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Valid words made from Clue

You can make 8 words from 'clue' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'clue'

CLUE 6LUCE 6

3 letters words from 'clue'

CEL 5CUE 5
ECU 5LEU 3
ULE 3 

2 letters words from 'clue'

EL 2 

All 4 letters words made out of clue

clue lcue cule ucle luce ulce cleu lceu celu eclu lecu elcu cuel ucel ceul ecul uecl eucl luec ulec leuc eluc uelc eulc

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word clue. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in clue.

Definitions and meaning of clue

clue

Etymology

Variant of clew (a ball of thread or yarn), from Middle English clewe, from Old English clēowen, clīewen (sphere, ball, skein; ball of thread or yarn; mass, group), from Proto-Germanic *kliuwīną, *klewô (ball, bale), from Proto-Indo-European *glew- (to amass, conglomerate; clump, ball, bale). Sense evolution with reference to the one which the mythical Theseus used to guide him out of the Minotaur's labyrinth. More at clew.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kluː/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /kljuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophone: clew

Noun

clue (plural clues)

  1. (now rare) A strand of yarn etc. as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      she had even had in the past a small smug conviction that in the domestic labyrinth she always kept the clue.
  2. Information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion.
  3. An object or a kind of indication which may be used as evidence.
  4. (slang) Insight or understanding ("to have a clue [about]" or "to have clue". See have a clue, clue stick)

Synonyms

  • (information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion): hint, indication, suggestion
  • (object or indication which may be used as evidence): signature
  • (understanding): idea

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • evidence
  • red herring

Verb

clue (third-person singular simple present clues, present participle cluing or clueing, simple past and past participle clued)

  1. To provide with a clue.
    The crossword compiler wasn't sure how to clue the word "should".
  2. To provide someone with information which he or she lacks (often used with "in" or "up").
    Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.

Derived terms

  • clue in
  • clued up

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Luce, luce

Latin

Verb

cluē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of clueō

Middle English

Noun

clue

  1. Alternative form of clewe

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to obtain guiding information.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)