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 .
Example sentences from the Web for queue
They queued at roadside snack stands for rations of peanuts, a holiday tradition.North Korea Lavishly Celebrates Kim Il Sung's Birthday|David Frum|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Most recently, Venezuelans queued for hours in search of wheat flour.
By two in the afternoon, the customers were queued up down the block.New York Fuel Runs on Empty in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath|Caitlin Dickson|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They queued up and took their place in the crowded, darkened cinema with the public.
Mostly, there were office workers on their lunch breaks and ladies from Long Island queued up for a shot at—well, not quite fame.
That some of them clubbed and some of them queued their hair, I have already remarked.The Historical Child|Oscar Chrisman
She then went to a trunk and got a ribbon and queued my hair very nicely.