from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A line of waiting people or vehicles.
- n. A long braid of hair worn hanging down the back of the neck; a pigtail.
- n. Computer Science A sequence of stored data or programs awaiting processing.
- n. Computer Science A data structure from which the first item that can be retrieved is the one stored earliest.
- intransitive v. To get in line: queue up at the box office.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A waiting list or other means of organizing people or objects into a first-come-first-served order.
- v. To put oneself or itself at the end of a waiting line.
- v. To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue.
- v. To add to a queue data structure.
- v. To fasten the hair into a queue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tail-like appendage of hair; a pigtail.
- n. A line of persons waiting anywhere.
- transitive v. To fasten, as hair, in a queue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tail; in heraldry, the tail of a beast.
- n. A tail or pendent braid of hair; a pigtail: originally part of the wig, but afterward, and toward the close of the eighteenth century, when it was in common use, formed of the hair of the head. See cue,1.
- n. Same as cue, 2.
- n. The tail-piece of a violin or similar instrument.
- n. In musical notation, the stem or tail of a note.
- To tie, braid, or fasten in a queue or pigtail.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
- n. a braid of hair at the back of the head
- v. form a queue, form a line, stand in line
- n. (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted
French, from Old French cue, tail, from Latin cauda, cōda.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman queue, keu et al. and Middle French queu, cueue et al., from Latin cauda. (Wiktionary)