Definitions for: Queue


[n] a braid of hair at the back of the head
[n] (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted
[n] a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
[v] form a queue, form a line, stand in line



Webster (1913) Definition: Queue, n. [F. See Cue.]
(a) A tail-like appendage of hair; a pigtail.
(b) A line of persons waiting anywhere.


Queue, v. t.
To fasten, as hair, in a queue.

Synonyms: line up, queue up, waiting line

See Also: braid, bread line, breadline, checkout line, chow line, gas line, line, list, listing, plait, push-down queue, reception line, stand, stand up, ticket line, tress, twist, unemployment line, wait

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Famous Quotes Containing Queue:


I used to fish the Border rivers, but nowadays you have to queue up for a shot and I can't stand that.

-- Norman MacCaig (Scottish Poet)

That was the crossover line for us, to be able to play that many shows, sell them out real quick and have that tribe queue up outside and still be a mystery to everybody else.

-- Peter Garrett (Australian Musician)

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.

-- George Mikes (British Writer)

I live very normally, I go out with my friends, we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants.

-- Catherine Deneuve (French Actress)


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