queue: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ky), [key]
— n., v., queued, queu•ing.
  1. a braid of hair worn hanging down behind.
  2. a file or line, esp. of people waiting their turn.
  3. a FIFO-organized sequence of items, as data, messages, jobs, or the like, waiting for action.
—v.i., v.t.
  1. to form in a line while waiting (often fol. by up).
  2. to arrange (data, jobs, messages, etc.) into a queue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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