Definition of Queue

1. Noun. A line of people or vehicles waiting for something.




2. Verb. Form a queue, form a line, stand in line. "Customers lined up in front of the store"
Exact synonyms: Line Up, Queue Up
Generic synonyms: Stand, Stand Up
Entails: Wait
Derivative terms: Lineup

3. Noun. (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted.
Category relationships: Informatics, Information Processing, Information Science, Ip
Generic synonyms: List, Listing
Specialized synonyms: Push-down Queue

4. Noun. A braid of hair at the back of the head.
Generic synonyms: Braid, Plait, Tress, Twist

Definition of Queue

1. n. A tail-like appendage of hair; a pigtail.

2. v. t. To fasten, as hair, in a queue.

Definition of Queue

1. Noun. (heraldry) An animal's tail. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (context: now historical) A men's hairstyle whose primary attribute is a braid or ponytail at the back of the head, such as that worn by men in Imperial China. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

3. Noun. A line of people, vehicles or other objects, in which one at the front end is dealt with first, the one behind is dealt with next, and so on, and which newcomers join at the opposite end (the back). (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

4. Noun. A waiting list or other means of organizing people or objects into a first-come-first-served order. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A data structure in which objects are added to one end, called the tail, and removed from the other, called the head (- a FIFO queue). The term can also refer to a LIFO ''queue'' or stack where these ends coincide. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

6. Verb. (British) To put oneself or itself at the end of a waiting line. ¹

7. Verb. (British) To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue. ¹

8. Verb. (computing) To add to a queue data structure. ¹

9. Verb. To fasten the hair into a queue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Queue

1. to line up [v QUEUED, QUEUING or QUEUEING, QUEUES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Queue

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queue (current term)
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queuine
queuine tRNA-ribosyltransferase
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Literary usage of Queue

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1. The Treaty Making Power of the United States by Charles Henry Butler (1902)
"One of the most interesting cases in this respect was the famous queue case which involved the ... Justice Field's opinion in the Chinese queue Case ; 1879. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"They resemble the Chinese in appearance and dress, the men still retaining the queue. They inhabit the southern part of Irkutsk and the trans-Baikal ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Their hair was worn at full length in a queue. Their weapons were the orphaned children also were sometimes killed by the elders. ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"His plays are considered his best woi k : notably « queue and Sword,' a comedy ; «Uriel Acosta,' a tragedy; «The King's Lieutenant,' a drama in which the ..."

5. Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency by Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon (1901)
"... Important Affair—My Interview with the King—His jealousy of His Authority— Madame La queue, the King's Daughter — Battle of Blenheim or Hochstedt—Our ..."

6. The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle (1838)
"IN queue. IF we look now at Paris, one thing is too evident: that the Baker's shops have got their queues, or Tails; their long strings of purchasers, ..."

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