Definition of queue verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    queue

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kjuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kjuː//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they queue
    BrE BrE//kjuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kjuː//
     
    he / she / it queues
    BrE BrE//kjuːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kjuːz//
     
    past simple queued
    BrE BrE//kjuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kjuːd//
     
    past participle queued
    BrE BrE//kjuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kjuːd//
     
    -ing form queuing
    BrE BrE//ˈkjuːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjuːɪŋ//
     
    -ing form queueing
    BrE BrE//ˈkjuːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjuːɪŋ//
     
    Shopping in stores
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (British English) queue (up) (for something) to wait in a line of people, vehicles, etc. in order to do something, get something or go somewhere We had to queue up for an hour for the tickets. Queue here for taxis. People queued up outside. See related entries: Shopping in stores
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] queue (something) (computing) to add tasks to other tasks so that they are ready to be done in order; to come together to be done in order The system queues the jobs before they are processed.
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent. (as a heraldic term denoting the tail of an animal): from French, based on Latin cauda ‘tail’. Compare with cue ‘long stick used for playing billiards, pool and snooker’. Sense (1) dates from the mid 19th cent. Phrasal Verbsbe queuing up
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