Definition of Clew

1. Noun. A ball of yarn or cord or thread.

Generic synonyms: Ball, Chunk, Clod, Clump, Glob, Lump



2. Verb. Roll into a ball.
Exact synonyms: Clue
Generic synonyms: Roll, Twine, Wind, Wrap

3. Noun. Evidence that helps to solve a problem.
Exact synonyms: Clue, Cue
Generic synonyms: Evidence
Specialized synonyms: Mark, Sign

Definition of Clew

1. n. A ball of thread, yarn, or cord; also, The thread itself.

2. v. t. To direct; to guide, as by a thread.

Definition of Clew

1. Noun. (obsolete) A roughly spherical mass or body. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A ball of thread or yarn. ¹

3. Noun. Yarn or thread as used to guide one's way through a maze or labyrinth; a guide, a clue. ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) The lower corner(s) of a sail to which a sheet is attached for trimming the sail (adjusting its position relative to the wind); the metal loop or cringle in the corner of the sail, to which the sheet is attached. On a triangular sail, the '''clew''' is the trailing corner relative to the wind direction. ¹

5. Noun. (in the plural) The sheets so attached to a sail. ¹

6. Noun. (nautical in the plural) The cords suspending a hammock. ¹

7. Noun. (archaic form of clue) ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) to roll into a ball ¹

9. Verb. (nautical) ''(transitive and intransitive)'' to raise the lower corner(s) of (a sail) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clew

1. to roll into a ball [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clew

clever clogs
cleverality
cleverclogs
cleverer
cleverest
cleverish
cleverishness
cleverly
cleverness
clevernesses
cleves
clevis
clevis pin
clevises
clew (current term)
clew-garnet
clew-garnets
clewed
clewing
clewless
clewline
clewlines
clews
cley
cleystaff
clianthus
cliche
cliche'
cliched

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