verb (used with or without object), queued, queu·ing.
Origin of queue
Examples from the Web for queue
Contemporary Examples of queue
A few years ago, I was standing in a queue behind two men and eavesdropping on their conversation.Will Jargon Be the Death of the English Language?
March 30, 2014
With Seacrest, the queue of big-name Miss Havishams in lacy, "nude" boring dresses reached a critical mass.Whoever Wins What, Watch Out For Minnelli
March 2, 2014
Of course, it could take some time, given that Syria has pushed a lot of things to the back of the queue.In Tiny Ajo, Arizona, Border Patrol Agents Are Living the Dream
Terry Greene Sterling
September 22, 2013
At the beginning of this year, the queue in Embassy/Baghdad was roughly 2,000 cases (meaning upwards of 4-5,000 individuals).We Abandoned Them: Kirk Johnson’s Fight to Save Iraqis
John Kael Weston
September 14, 2013
I walked along the shining hoods until I came to a shabby town car at the tail of the queue.Life Imitates Patriots: Inaugural Version
January 20, 2013
Historical Examples of queue
As this wes said, Ledingtoun smyleit, and spak secreitlie to the Queue in hir eare; what it wes, the tabill hard nocht.
It is by far the heaviest strand and continues, uninterruptedly, into the queue.The Die Varieties of the Nesbitt Series of United States Envelopes
Victor M. Berthold
"I don't intend to plait my hair in a queue any more," Hamish declared contemptuously.The Story of Old Fort Loudon
Charles Egbert Craddock
Denton became aware of his duties, and hurried to join the tail of the queue.Tales of Space and Time
Herbert George Wells
He carried one long leg on a crutch, and his elongated tail was tied to the queue of his wig.The City Curious
Jean de Bosschre
verb queues, queuing, queueing or queued
Word Origin for queue
late 15c., "band attached to a letter with seals dangling on the free end," from French queue "a tail," from Old French cue, coe "tail" (12c., also "penis"), from Latin coda (dialectal variant or alternative form of cauda) "tail," of unknown origin. Also in literal use in 16c. English, "tail of a beast," especially in heraldry. The Middle English metaphoric extension to "line of dancers" (c.1500) led to extended sense of "line of people, etc." (1837). Also used 18c. in sense of "braid of hair hanging down behind" (first attested 1748).