Queue Definition

kyo͝o
queued, queues, queuing
noun
queues
A plait of hair worn hanging from the back of the head; pigtail.
Webster's New World
A line or file of persons, vehicles, etc. waiting as to be served.
Webster's New World
A stored arrangement of computer data or programs, waiting to be processed.
Webster's New World
A data structure from which the first item that can be retrieved is the one stored earliest.
American Heritage

(heraldry) An animal's tail. [from 16th c.]

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verb
queued, queues, queuing
To get in line.
Queue up at the box office.
American Heritage
To form in or be part of a line or file while waiting to be served, etc.
Webster's New World
To place in a sequence.
Queued the queries in order of relevance.
American Heritage
To braid or twist (hair) into a queue.
American Heritage
(UK) To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue.
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Other Word Forms of Queue

Noun

Singular:
queue
Plural:
queues

Origin of Queue

  • From Anglo-Norman queue, keu et al. and Middle French queu, cueue et al., from Latin cauda.

    From Wiktionary

  • French tail, queue from Old French cue tail from Latin cauda, cōda

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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