Meaning of QUEUE in English
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( queues, queuing, queued)
Note: 'queueing' can also be used as the continuous form.
A queue is a line of people or vehicles that are waiting for something. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use line )
I watched as he got a tray and joined the queue...
She waited in the bus queue...
N-COUNT : oft N for n , N of n
If you say there is a queue of people who want to do or have something, you mean that a lot of people are waiting for an opportunity to do it or have it. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use line )
Manchester United would be at the front of a queue of potential buyers...
N-COUNT : usu sing , oft N of n
When people queue , they stand in a line waiting for something. ( mainly BRIT )
I had to queue for quite a while.
...a line of women queueing for bread.
VERB : V , V for n
Queue up means the same as queue . ( in AM, usually use line up )
A mob of journalists are queuing up at the gate to photograph him...
We all had to queue up for our ration books.
PHRASAL VERB : V P , V P for n
A queue is a list of computer tasks which will be done in order. ( COMPUTING )
Your print job has been sent to the network print queue.
To queue a number of computer tasks means to arrange them to be done in order. ( COMPUTING )
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006