a braid of hair worn hanging down behind.
a file or line, especially of people waiting their turn.
Computers. a FIFO-organized sequence of items, as data, messages, jobs, or the like, waiting for action.
verb (used with or without object), queued, queuing.
to form in a line while waiting (often followed by up).
Computers. to arrange (data, jobs, messages, etc.) into a queue.
a line of people, vehicles, etc, waiting for something: a queue at the theatre
(computing) a list in which entries are deleted from one end and inserted at the other
jump the queue, See queue-jump
verb queues, queuing, queueing, queued
(intransitive) often foll by up. to form or remain in a line while waiting
(computing) to arrange (a number of programs) in a predetermined order for accessing by a computer
late 15c., “band attached to a letter with seals dangling on the free end,” from French queue “a tail,” from Old French cue, coe “tail” (12c., also “penis”), from Latin coda (dialectal variant or alternative form of cauda) “tail,” of unknown origin. Also in literal use in 16c. English, “tail of a beast,” especially in heraldry. The Middle English metaphoric extension to “line of dancers” (c.1500) led to extended sense of “line of people, etc.” (1837). Also used 18c. in sense of “braid of hair hanging down behind” (first attested 1748).
“to stand in a line,” 1893, from queue (n.). Earlier “put hair up in a braid” (1777). Related: Queued; queueing. Churchill is said to have coined Queuetopia (1950), to describe Britain under Labour or Socialist rule.
[kyoo] /kyu/ noun 1. a braid of hair worn hanging down behind. 2. a file or line, especially of people waiting their turn. 3. Computers. a FIFO-organized sequence of items, as data, messages, jobs, or the like, waiting for action. verb (used with or without object), queued, queuing. 4. to form in a line while […]
noun 1. a theory that deals with providing a service on a waiting line, or queue, especially when the demand for it is irregular and describable by probability distributions, as processing phone calls arriving at a telephone exchange or collecting highway tolls from drivers at tollbooths. noun 1. a mathematical approach to the rate at […]
- Quevedo y villegas
/kɛˈveɪðəʊiː vɪlˈjeɪɡæs/ noun 1. Francisco Gómez de. 1580–1645, Spanish poet and writer, noted for his satires and the picaresque novel La historia de la vida del Buscón (1626)
[kwey] /kweɪ/ noun, plural queys. Scot. and North England. 1. a heifer. n. “young cow,” Scottish and Northern English dialect, late 14c., from Old Norse kviga, apparently from ku “cow” (see cow (n.)).