Definition of


  1. (noun, body) a braid of hair at the back of the head
  2. (noun, communication) (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted
  3. (noun, group) a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
  4. (verb, motion) form a queue, form a line, stand in line

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Synonyms of Queue

line up, queue up, waiting line

Origin of the word Queue

  1. 15c., "tail of a beast" (heraldic term), from Fr. queue "a tail," from O.Fr. cue "tail," from L. coda (dialectal variant of cauda) "tail," of unknown origin. The M.E. metaphoric extension to "line of dancers" led to extended sense of "line of people, etc." (1837). Also used 18c. in sense of "braid of hair" (first attested 1748). The verb meaning "to … more

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Words that sound like Queue

q, qi, quack, quack-quack, quag, quagga, quaggy, quahaug, quahog, quake, quash, quasi, quassia, quay, quayage, queasy, quechua, quiaquia, quiche, quick, quickie, quicky, quiesce, quiz

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