verb (used with or without object), queued, queu·ing.
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Origin of queue
historical usage of queue
The first recorded meaning of queue in English, from Old French, dates from the late 15th century and meant “a band of parchment attached to a document and bearing a seal.” The historical sense “a braid of hair worn hanging down from the head or a wig,” dates from the 18th century. The very modern computing sense of queue “a sequence of items, as data, messages, jobs, or the like, waiting for action” dates from the 1960s.
OTHER WORDS FROM queuequeuer, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH queuecue, queue
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Example sentences from the Web for queue
“While Apple will never admit it, I think there are times when they simply forget an item’s in the review queue or they intentionally keep it untouched as a sanction to a developer giving them the wrong attitude,” said Shoji.Apple’s App Store draws scrutiny in yet another country|Verne Kopytoff|September 3, 2020|Fortune
This summer, when the majority of tests were being shoved into the PCR queue, turnaround times stretched out, with some people waiting more than two weeks for test results.America Doesn’t Have a Coherent Strategy for Asymptomatic Testing. It Needs One.|by Caroline Chen|September 1, 2020|ProPublica
That makes it harder to get more people on our team, to get space in the dev queue to make site changes, to get rises and promotions.
While it may have helped get rid of the snaking queues, this steep tax has suppressed the demand for liquor.The steep Covid-19 tax on liquor is forcing Indians to switch to cheaper brands|Manavi Kapur|July 21, 2020|Quartz
You can also bribe someone in charge of allocating available apartments to get the better position in the queue.Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|March 12, 2020|Freakonomics
A few years ago, I was standing in a queue behind two men and eavesdropping on their conversation.
With Seacrest, the queue of big-name Miss Havishams in lacy, "nude" boring dresses reached a critical mass.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
I walked along the shining hoods until I came to a shabby town car at the tail of the queue.
As this wes said, Ledingtoun smyleit, and spak secreitlie to the Queue in hir eare; what it wes, the tabill hard nocht.The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)|John Knox
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