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queue

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Wiktionary

  1. queuenoun

    An animal's tail.

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

  2. queuenoun

    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.

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

  3. queuenoun

    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).

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

  4. queuenoun

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

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

  5. queuenoun

    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.

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

  6. queueverb

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

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

  7. queueverb

    To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue.

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

  8. queueverb

    To add to a queue data structure.

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

  9. queueverb

    To fasten the hair into a queue.

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. queue, waiting linenoun

    a line of people or vehicles waiting for something

  2. queuenoun

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

  3. queueverb

    a braid of hair at the back of the head

  4. line up, queue up, queueverb

    form a queue, form a line, stand in line

    "Customers lined up in front of the store"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Queuenoun

    a tail-like appendage of hair; a pigtail

    Etymology: [F. See Cue.]

  2. Queuenoun

    a line of persons waiting anywhere

    Etymology: [F. See Cue.]

  3. Queueverb

    to fasten, as hair, in a queue

    Etymology: [F. See Cue.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Queue

    kū, n. a pendent braid of hair at the back of the head, a pigtail: a file of persons waiting in the order of arrival: a tailpiece, as of a violin: (her.) the tail of a beast.—v.t. to tie or fasten in a queue or pigtail. [Fr.,—L. cauda, a tail.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. QUEUE

    The only Mongolian line connecting America and China.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. queue

    A tail-like twist of hair formerly worn at the back of the head by soldiers.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Queue

    Expresses the French for a tail, like that of a periwig or peruke. In the sense of a line of people waiting outside the doors of a theatre the term has latterly become popular on both sides of the English Channel.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of queue in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of queue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of queue in a Sentence

  1. Alex Stevens:

    I'm very apprehensive about what's happening right now and what's going to happen over the next few weeks to this group of our society who are extremely vulnerable, who've been exposed to adverse experiences, neglect and abuse from childhood onwards, and now risk being put at the back of the queue for support when in fact, they should be in front of it.

  2. Zhang Pengyu:

    I wanted to queue myself and not pay so much money, but I just couldn't wait any more. I didn't have time.

  3. Robert Piper:

    That's the message in this report, the fundamental message: Someone has got to step back and put the interests of civilians at the top of the queue for a change, we talk about the unlivability of Gaza. When you're down to two hours of power a day and you have 60 percent youth unemployment rates... that unlivability threshold has been passed quite a long time ago.

  4. William Robertson:

    It gets me first place in the queue, I think when people go to so much effort it shows Warren how important he is for us.

  5. The IG:

    We found that The Veterans Crisis Line leadership had not established expectations or targets for queued call times or thresholds for taking action on queue times. A veteran could be queued for 30 minutes, for example, and that wait time might not be reflected in hold time data ; however, the result of the delay is the same, whether the veteran was in a queue or on hold.

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