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Definition of "queue" []

  • A line of waiting people or vehicles. (noun)
  • A long braid of hair worn hanging down the back of the neck; a pigtail. (noun)
  • Computer Science A sequence of stored data or programs awaiting processing. (noun)
  • Computer Science A data structure from which the first item that can be retrieved is the one stored earliest. (noun)
  • To get in line: queue up at the box office. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "queue" in a sentence
  • "At the head of the queue is a woman carrying a baby in her arms."
  • "Next project in the queue is a Harry Potter scarf."
  • "Mayende also argues that illegal occupations could not be rewarded by providing access to housing on a preferential basis - which he refers to as queue-jumping."