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queue

 (kyo͞o)
n.
1. A line of waiting people or vehicles.
2. A long braid of hair worn hanging down the back of the neck; a pigtail.
3. Computers
a. A sequence of stored data or programs awaiting processing.
b. A data structure from which the first item that can be retrieved is the one stored earliest.
v. queued, queu·ing, queues
v.intr.
To get in line: queue up at the box office.
v.tr.
1. To place in a sequence: queued the queries in order of relevance.
2. To braid or twist (hair) into a queue.

[French, tail, queue, from Old French cue, tail, from Latin cauda, cōda.]

queue

(kjuː)
n
1. a line of people, vehicles, etc, waiting for something: a queue at the theatre. US and Canadian word: line
2. (Computer Science) computing a list in which entries are deleted from one end and inserted at the other
3. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a pigtail
4. jump the queue See queue-jump
vb, queues, queuing, queueing or queued
5. (often foll by: up) to form or remain in a line while waiting
6. (Computer Science) computing to arrange (a number of programs) in a predetermined order for accessing by a computer
[C16 (in the sense: tail); C18 (in the sense: pigtail): via French from Latin cauda tail]

queue


(kyo̅o̅),
n., v. queued, queu•ing. n.
1. a braid of hair worn hanging down behind.
2. a file or line, esp. of people waiting their turn.
3. a sequence of items waiting in order for electronic action in a computer system.
v.i.
4. to form in a line while waiting (often fol. by up).
v.t.
5. to arrange or organize into a queue.
[1585–95; < Middle French < Latin cauda, cōda tail]
queu′er, n.

queue

- Has the forms queued and queuing or queueing; queueing has five vowels in a row.
See also related terms for row.

Queue

 a number of persons or things in a line.
Examples: queue of carriages, 1862; of people, 1837; of theatre-goers, 1862.

queue

(line)
Past participle: queued
Gerund: queueing/queuing

Imperative
queue
queue
Present
I queue
you queue
he/she/it queues
we queue
you queue
they queue
Preterite
I queued
you queued
he/she/it queued
we queued
you queued
they queued
Present Continuous
I am queueing/queuing
you are queueing/queuing
he/she/it is queueing/queuing
we are queueing/queuing
you are queueing/queuing
they are queueing/queuing
Present Perfect
I have queued
you have queued
he/she/it has queued
we have queued
you have queued
they have queued
Past Continuous
I was queueing/queuing
you were queueing/queuing
he/she/it was queueing/queuing
we were queueing/queuing
you were queueing/queuing
they were queueing/queuing
Past Perfect
I had queued
you had queued
he/she/it had queued
we had queued
you had queued
they had queued
Future
I will queue
you will queue
he/she/it will queue
we will queue
you will queue
they will queue
Future Perfect
I will have queued
you will have queued
he/she/it will have queued
we will have queued
you will have queued
they will have queued
Future Continuous
I will be queueing/queuing
you will be queueing/queuing
he/she/it will be queueing/queuing
we will be queueing/queuing
you will be queueing/queuing
they will be queueing/queuing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been queueing/queuing
you have been queueing/queuing
he/she/it has been queueing/queuing
we have been queueing/queuing
you have been queueing/queuing
they have been queueing/queuing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been queueing/queuing
you will have been queueing/queuing
he/she/it will have been queueing/queuing
we will have been queueing/queuing
you will have been queueing/queuing
they will have been queueing/queuing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been queueing/queuing
you had been queueing/queuing
he/she/it had been queueing/queuing
we had been queueing/queuing
you had been queueing/queuing
they had been queueing/queuing
Conditional
I would queue
you would queue
he/she/it would queue
we would queue
you would queue
they would queue
Past Conditional
I would have queued
you would have queued
he/she/it would have queued
we would have queued
you would have queued
they would have queued

queue

(billiards)
Past participle: queued
Gerund: queueing/queuing

Imperative
queue
queue
Present
I queue
you queue
he/she/it queues
we queue
you queue
they queue
Preterite
I queued
you queued
he/she/it queued
we queued
you queued
they queued
Present Continuous
I am queueing/queuing
you are queueing/queuing
he/she/it is queueing/queuing
we are queueing/queuing
you are queueing/queuing
they are queueing/queuing
Present Perfect
I have queued
you have queued
he/she/it has queued
we have queued
you have queued
they have queued
Past Continuous
I was queueing/queuing
you were queueing/queuing
he/she/it was queueing/queuing
we were queueing/queuing
you were queueing/queuing
they were queueing/queuing
Past Perfect
I had queued
you had queued
he/she/it had queued
we had queued
you had queued
they had queued
Future
I will queue
you will queue
he/she/it will queue
we will queue
you will queue
they will queue
Future Perfect
I will have queued
you will have queued
he/she/it will have queued
we will have queued
you will have queued
they will have queued
Future Continuous
I will be queueing/queuing
you will be queueing/queuing
he/she/it will be queueing/queuing
we will be queueing/queuing
you will be queueing/queuing
they will be queueing/queuing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been queueing/queuing
you have been queueing/queuing
he/she/it has been queueing/queuing
we have been queueing/queuing
you have been queueing/queuing
they have been queueing/queuing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been queueing/queuing
you will have been queueing/queuing
he/she/it will have been queueing/queuing
we will have been queueing/queuing
you will have been queueing/queuing
they will have been queueing/queuing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been queueing/queuing
you had been queueing/queuing
he/she/it had been queueing/queuing
we had been queueing/queuing
you had been queueing/queuing
they had been queueing/queuing
Conditional
I would queue
you would queue
he/she/it would queue
we would queue
you would queue
they would queue
Past Conditional
I would have queued
you would have queued
he/she/it would have queued
we would have queued
you would have queued
they would have queued

queue

line
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.queue - a line of people or vehicles waiting for somethingqueue - a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
line - a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
bread line, breadline - a queue of people waiting for free food
checkout line - a queue of people waiting to pay for purchases
chow line - a queue of people waiting for food to be served (especially at a military camp)
gas line - a queue of vehicles waiting to purchase gasoline
reception line - a line of people (hosts and guests of honor) who welcome the guests at a reception party
ticket line - a queue of people waiting to buy tickets
unemployment line - a queue of people waiting for employment
2.queue - (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted
informatics, information processing, information science, IP - the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
push-down queue - a queue in which the last item to go in is the first item to come out (LIFO)
3.queue - a braid of hair at the back of the head
braid, plait, tress, twist - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
Verb1.queue - form a queue, form a line, stand in line; "Customers lined up in front of the store"
stand, stand up - be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

queue

noun
1. line, row, file, train, series, chain, string, column, sequence, succession, procession, crocodile (Brit. informal), progression, cavalcade, concatenation A queue of more than sixty people snaked its way down the pavement.
2. tailback, line, traffic jam, stream a long queue of angry motorists
3. wait, waiting list The queue for places at school has never been longer.
verb
1. wait in line, line up, stand in a queue, form a queue a line of women queueing for bread

queue

noun
A group of people or things arranged in a row:
Translations
frontastát frontuzásobník
stille sig i kø
jonojonottaaletti
čekati u redured
sor
biîröîstanda í röî
列を作る
줄을 짓다
eilėstovėti eilėjesustoti į eilę
stāvēt rindā
stáť v rade
stati v vrstivrsta
köastack
เข้าคิวแถวยาว
kuyruksırakuyruğa girmekkuyruğa/sıraya girmek
hàngxếp hàng

queue

[kjuː] (esp Brit)
A. Ncola f
to form a queue; stand in a queuehacer cola
to jump the queuecolarse, saltarse la cola
B. VI (also queue up) → hacer cola
to queue for three hourspasar tres horas haciendo cola
we queued for ticketshicimos cola para comprar entradas

queue

[ˈkjuː]
n
(British) (= line) → queue f, file f
to join the queue → se mettre à la queue
to jump the queue → passer avant son tour
(COMPUTING)file f d'attente
vi (British)faire la queue
to queue for sth → faire la queue pour avoir qch
We had to queue for tickets → Nous avons dû faire la queue pour avoir des billets.
vt (COMPUTING)mettre en file d'attente
queue up
vi (British)faire la queue
to be queueing up for sth (fig) (= eager for) → s'arracher qch
to be queueing up to do sth (fig) (= be eager to) → se battre pour faire qchqueue-jumper [ˈkjuːjdʒʌmpər] n (British)resquilleur/euse m/f (qui passe avant son tour)queue-jumping [ˈkjuːjdʒʌmpɪŋ] nresquille f (pour passer avant son tour)

queue

n
(Brit: of people, cars) → Schlange f; → Warteschlange f (also Comput); to form a queueeine Schlange bilden; to stand in a queueSchlange stehen, anstehen; to join the queuesich (hinten) anstellen; a queue of carseine Autoschlange; a long queue of peopleeine lange Schlange
(old: = pigtail) → Zopf m
vi (Brit: also queue up) → Schlange stehen; (people also)anstehen; (= form a queue)eine Schlange bilden; (people)sich anstellen; they were queuing outside the cinemasie standen vor dem Kino Schlange; we queued for an hourwir haben eine Stunde angestanden; they were queuing for the bussie standen an der Bushaltestelle Schlange; they were queuing for breadsie standen nach Brot an; people are queuing up to … (fig)die Leute schlagen sich darum, zu …

queue

:
queue-jump
vi (Brit) → sich vordränge(l)n; (Mot) → aus einer Kolonne ausscheren und überholen
queue-jumper
n (Brit) jd, der sich vordräng(el)t (Mot) → Kolonnenspringer(in) m(f); the queues were booeddie, die sich vordräng(el)ten, wurden ausgebuht
queue-jumping
n (Brit) → Vordränge(l)n nt; (Mot) → Kolonnenspringen nt; hey you, no queue!he, Vordränge(l)n gibts nicht! (inf)

queue

[kjuː]
1. ncoda, fila
to form a queue → mettersi in fila or in coda
to stand in a queue → essere in fila or in coda, fare la fila or la coda
to jump the queue → passare davanti agli altri (in coda)
2. vi (also queue up) → fare la fila, fare la coda

queue

(kjuː) noun
a line of people waiting for something or to do something. a queue for the bus.
verb
to stand in a queue. We had to queue to get into the cinema; We had to queue for the cinema.
queue up
to form, or stand in, a queue. We queued up for tickets.

queue

صَفَّ, يَقِفُ فِي الصَّفِ fronta, stát frontu, stille sig i kø Schlange, Schlange stehen ουρά, περιμένω στην ουρά cola, hacer cola jono, jonottaa faire la queue, queue čekati u redu, red coda, mettersi in coda, 列を作る, 줄을 짓다 in de rij staan, wachtrij , stå i kø kolejka, stać w kolejce fazer fila, fila очередь, стоять в очереди, köa เข้าคิว, แถวยาว kuyruğa girmek, kuyruk hàng, xếp hàng 排队, 队列
References in classic literature ?
His head was bare, and entirely bald, with the exception of a hinder part, from which depended a queue of considerable length.
Her gown was a light cotton print, and from the back of her head a kind of rope could be seen descending to some distance below her waist, like a Chinaman's queue.
A Queue was a cask which held a hogshead and a half.
He made a slight sign with one finger, and the first in the queue stepped into the office.
Some of the men stared at him, and he heard the name of "Booteraidge" several times; but no one molested him, and there was no difficulty about his soup and bread when his turn at the end of the queue came.
From Cockspur Street to Nelson's Monument the men were lined up in a long queue, making their way to the recruiting office.
The old lady appeared to forget Polly at the end of her speech; for she sat patting the plump little hand that lay in her own, and looking up at a faded picture of an old gentleman with a ruffled shirt and a queue.
He was short and fat, and waddled comically; his eyes were very "slanting," as Rose said; his queue was long, so were his nails; his yellow face was plump and shiny, and he was altogether a highly satisfactory Chinaman.
His hat was the cover, his queue the handle, and his pipe the nose.
The shadow of the pendent queue, however, kept moodily apart, near the roof at the further end of the room, looking like a note of admiration.
He put on his uniform as gentleman-in-ordinary of the Bedchamber, with all his orders, and had himself powdered; they tied his queue (that poor queue
Here, however, is a small piece of ribbon, which from its form, and from its greasy appearance, has evidently been used in tying the hair in one of those long queues of which sailors are so fond.