Definition of queue in English:
- Upon the group's return a queue of vehicles had lined up to go across the river.
- As queues of people lined up in a typical British orderly fashion, traffic on the North Circular began to build up, with punters travelling from as far as Birmingham to get their hands on a cheap deal.
- Vehicles previously stuck in queues past the A2 junction suddenly speed up and try to get the best position as three lanes expand to eight for the toll booths.
- A bitmap indicates which queues are not empty, and the individual queues are FIFO lists.
- If there are no independent commands in the queue at all, the FPU unit will be idling for 5 clocks.
- When packets are dropped this way, a new entry is stored in a special queue of unresolved addresses.
- Chinese men were forced to braid their long hair into a queue or ‘pigtail’.
- For tonight, he had tied back his hair in a tidy queue, and his eyes seemed especially bright from his sapphire-colored tunic.
- His long, shoulder length hair tied in a queue, he walked toward the small stable where his horse was waiting.
verb (queues, queuing or queueing, queued)Back to top
- Now TV stations around the world are queuing up to buy the series.
- Academics, meanwhile, have been queuing up to back fiscal autonomy.
- We need more skilled craftsmen, and yet there are young people queuing up for apprenticeships who simply cannot get them.
- All write operations are queued to the secondary device, or the journal device, which may be disk or tape.
- When data is ready, that thread/dæmon wakes up and queues the received data for use by the consuming application threads or processes.
- Once turned on, programs are queued up for commercial scanning after the end of the show.
Think of a long queue of people stretching back from a ticket office or bus stop. It looks a bit like an animal's tail, and this is the literal meaning of the word, which comes from French and was based on Latin cauda ‘tail’. Queue was originally used as a heraldic term for the tail of an animal. In the 18th and 19th centuries it also referred to a pigtail, sometimes spelt cue, and source of the long thin rod cue (mid 16th century) used in snooker. It came to describe a line of people in the mid 19th century.
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