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 fork over their allowance to secure a place in the virtual queue.My kids are on screens more than ever during the pandemic. Here’s why I’m not panicking.|Jordan Shapiro|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Instead of assigning an agent to constantly monitor the chat app, companies are able to feed that information directly to customer service agents, forming a queue alongside tickets from other communication platforms such as texts or phone calls.
Indeed, for many advertisers, 2020 is the year to jump the queue and go early with campaigns.‘Now is time to come up with pivot plans:’ e-commerce is driving media spending over the holidays|Seb Joseph|October 5, 2020|Digiday
Meanwhile, the queue worker is constantly checking the queue.
As requests come into the queue, it generates the webpage from the origin and updates the corresponding cache in the data store.
When Madame Tussauds unveiled their new waxwork of Kate, people queued up for a chance to feel “her” hair.
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.
Beneath the sign, young men stood with machine guns slung over their shoulders, while female residents queued to see Dr. Sheikh.Winter, Food Shortages, Descend on Syria’s Refugees|Mike Giglio|January 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
In a long-queued, porcelain Chinese mandarin he distinctly recognised a quaint quatrain in one of Clarke's most marvellous poems.The House of the Vampire|George Sylvester Viereck
Double-queued: two tails, as No. 181, which is a lion rampant double-queued.The Handbook to English Heraldry|Charles Boutell
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.
The white hair is still politely queued, and the close-shaven cheeks glisten with the neat polish of the razor's edge; but, alas!In the Valley|Harold Frederic