Definitions for Queue

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

queue(n.; v.)queued, queu•ing.

  1. (n.)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.

    Category: Computers

  4. (v.i.)to form in a line while waiting (often fol. by up).

  5. (v.t.)to arrange or organize into a queue.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Computers

Origin of queue:

1585–95; < MF < L cauda, cōda tail

queu′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. queue, waiting line(noun)

    a line of people or vehicles waiting for something

  2. queue(noun)

    (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted

  3. queue(verb)

    a braid of hair at the back of the head

  4. line up, queue up, queue(verb)

    form a queue, form a line, stand in line

    "Customers lined up in front of the store"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. queue(noun)ˈu

    a series of jobs for a computer to process

    ***the printer queue

  2. queueˈu

    a line of people waiting

    to join the queue

Wiktionary

  1. queue(Noun)

    An animal's tail.

  2. queue(Noun)

    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.

  3. queue(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).

  4. queue(Noun)

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

  5. queue(Noun)

    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.

  6. queue(Verb)

    To put oneself or itself at the end of a waiting line.

  7. queue(Verb)

    To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue.

  8. queue(Verb)

    To add to a queue data structure.

  9. queue(Verb)

    To fasten the hair into a queue.

  10. Origin: From queue, keu et al. and queu, cueue et al., from cauda.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Queue(noun)

    a tail-like appendage of hair; a pigtail

  2. Queue(noun)

    a line of persons waiting anywhere

  3. Queue(verb)

    to fasten, as hair, in a queue

Freebase

  1. Queue

    In computer science, a queue is a particular kind of abstract data type or collection in which the entities in the collection are kept in order and the principal operations on the collection are the addition of entities to the rear terminal position, known as enqueue, and removal of entities from the front terminal position, known as dequeue. This makes the queue a First-In-First-Out data structure. In a FIFO data structure, the first element added to the queue will be the first one to be removed. This is equivalent to the requirement that once a new element is added, all elements that were added before have to be removed before the new element can be removed. Often a peek or front operation is also implemented, returning the value of the front element without dequeuing it. A queue is an example of a linear data structure, or more abstractly a sequential collection. Queues provide services in computer science, transport, and operations research where various entities such as data, objects, persons, or events are stored and held to be processed later. In these contexts, the queue performs the function of a buffer. Queues are common in computer programs, where they are implemented as data structures coupled with access routines, as an abstract data structure or in object-oriented languages as classes. Common implementations are circular buffers and linked lists.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. QUEUE

    The only Mongolian line connecting America and China.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Queue' in Nouns Frequency: #2684


Translations for Queue

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

queue(noun)

a line of people waiting for something or to do something

a queue for the bus.

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