Meaning of QUEUE in English

I. ˈkyü noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle French, from Old French coe, coue — more at coward

1. : a taillike braid of natural or artificial hair usually worn hanging at the back of the head and sometimes as part of a wig or as an addition to a hat

2. : a line especially of persons or vehicles

most of us in the customs queue — Nancy Debenham

pedicabs wait for custom … in great dead queues — G.S.Gale

gave up places in the production queue — Sperryscope

3. : a metal piece attached to the side of the breastplate of a suit of armor and used as a rest for the butt of a lance

4. : the tailpiece of a violin or other stringed instrument

5. : the tail of a musical note

II. verb

( queued ; queued ; queuing or queueing ; queues )

transitive verb

: to arrange or form in a queue

intransitive verb

: to line up or wait in a queue

the everlasting queuing for whatever food was available — J.G.Winant

the salmon queues to jump the weir — Edward Hyams

— often used with up

you had to queue up at the bus stop — Joseph Wechsberg

III. noun

1. : a sequence of messages or jobs held in auxiliary storage awaiting transmission or processing

2. : a data structure that consists of a list of records which is added to at one end and removed from at the other

IV. transitive verb

: to send to or place in a queue

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.