The definition of a queue is a file or a line.(noun)
An example of queue is the line of people at a movie theater box office on the opening night of a big hit.
Queue is defined as to form in a line.(verb)
An example of queue means to arrange students in a row from tallest to shortest.
See queue in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < OFr coue < L coda, var. of cauda, tail
See queue in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French cue, tail
Origin: , from Latin cauda, cōda. Word History: When the British stand in queues (as they have been doing at least since 1837, when this meaning of the word is first recorded in English), they may not realize they form a tail. The French word queue from which the English word is borrowed is a descendant of Latin cōda, meaning “tail.” French queue appeared in 1748 in English, referring to a plait of hair hanging down the back of the neck. By 1802 wearing a queue was a regulation in the British army, but by the mid-19th century queues had disappeared along with cocked hats. Latin cōda is also the source of Italian coda, which was adopted into English as a musical term (like so many other English musical terms that come from Italian). A coda is thus literally the “tail end” of a movement or composition.
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