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Definition of the noun queue

What does queue mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: queues

  1. a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of queue: waiting line
    • more generic word: line = a formation of people or things one behind another
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
      • 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. (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted
  3. a braid of hair at the back of the head
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic words: braid / plait / tress / twist = a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Alternative definition of the noun queue


  1. [heraldry] An animal's tail. [definition from 16th c.]
  2. [context: now historical] 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. [definition from 18th c.]
  3. 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). [definition from 19th c.]
  4. A waiting list or other means of organizing people or objects into a first-come-first-served order.
  5. [computing] 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. [definition from 20th c.]

Definition of the verb queue

What does queue mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: queued | queuing / queueing (less preferred form) | queues

  1. form a queue, form a line, stand in line
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of queue: line up / queue up
    • more generic terms: stand / stand up = be standing
    • entailment: wait = stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

Alternative definition of the verb queue


  1. [British] To put oneself or itself at the end of a waiting line.
  2. [British] To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue.
  3. [computing] To add to a queue data structure.
  4. To fasten the hair into a queue.


  1. "Queue" is a 2017 drama film directed by Sakkir Madathil.
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  1. "Queue" is a musical album of Anklebiter.
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  2. "Queue" is a composition.
  3. "Queue" is a musical album of Juno6.
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  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 entered, 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.
    • also known as طابور, 队列
  2. Queue is a print ad.

Phrases with Queue

Phrases starting with the word Queue:

  1. queue up
  2. Queue De Chat

Phrases ending with the word Queue:

  1. Jump the Queue
  2. push-down queue
  3. Jumped the Queue
  4. Double-ended queue

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Queue

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Google previewEmbedded systems (2003)

architecture, programming and design by Raj Kamal

A data structure, called a queue, is another important programming element. [ A queue means an allotted memory block from which a data element is always retrieved in FIFO mode.] Using the queues, the bytes are sent on a network or to a ...

Google previewData Structures Using C (2013)

by Balagurusamy

Queue is a linear data structure in which items are inserted at one end called ' Rear' and deleted from the other end called 'Front';. Queues are based on the First -In-First-Out (FIFO) principle that means the data item that is inserted first in the ...

Google previewMastering Data Structures Through C Language (2010)

by J. B. Dixit

SUMMARY A queue is an ordered list in which all insertions take place at one end, the rear, where as all deletion takes place at other end, the front. Therefore, 'Queues' work on the concept of First In First Out (FIFO) principle. A queue is a ...

Google previewScale-Space and Morphology in Computer Vision (2003)

Third International Conference, Scale-Space 2001, Vancouver, Canada, July 7-8, 2001. Proceedings by Michael Kerckhove

A hierarchical queue is the ideal tool to implement floodings [6][5]. A hierarchical queue is a series of queues (working on a first in first out basis), each with a priority level ; lower altitudes meaning higher priority. A pixel entering the ...

Google previewComputer Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (2009)

SPEC Benchmark Workshop 2009, Austin, TX, USA, January 25, 2009, Proceedings by David Kaeli, Kai Sachs

The M/G/1 queue is a classical model used to represent a large number of real- life computer and networking applications. In this note, we show that, for coefficients of variation of the service time in excess of one, higher- order properties of the ...

Google previewThe Ruby Way (2015)

Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming by Hal Fulton, André Arko

A queue is a first-in, first-out ( FIFO) data ...

Google previewComputer Algorithms C++ (1997)

C++ and Pseudocode Versions by Ellis Horowitz, Sartaj Sahni, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran

A queue is an ordered list in which all insertions take place at one end, the rear, whereas all deletions take place at the...

Google previewThe Inside of Outsourcing (2012)

by John LaBella

The queue is an electronic mailbox accessible by the Support Team. The ticket is opened and the Support person reviews the description of the incident. The Support person may need to contact the user directly for more information and/or can ...

Google previewDictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Q Q means the " tail letter " (French, queue, a tail). This letter, which is 0 with a toil , was borrowed from the French. Q in a corner. Something not soen at 6rst, but subsequently brought to notice. The thong to which seals are attached in legal ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Queue. Gare Ta queue des Allemands. Before you quarrel, count the consequences." (fire QUERELLE.) QHOIIX. The seneschal of King Arthur. Qney Calves are dear Veal. Quey calves are female calves, which should be kept and reared for ...

Google previewDictionary of Banking and Finance (2009)

Over 9,000 terms clearly defined by Bloomsbury Publishing

queue qualifyingservicequalifying service /kwɒlifaiiŋ svis/ noun the period for which an employee must be employed by a company before becoming eligible to join a group pension scheme qualifyingsharesqualifying shares /kwɒlifaiiŋ ʃeəz/ ...

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Scrabble value of Q10U1E1U1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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