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Definitions and Synonyms of queue | Another word for queue | What is queue?

Definition 1: a braid of hair at the back of the head - [noun denoting body]

(queue is a kind of ...) a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Definition 2: (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted - [noun denoting communication]

(queue is a kind of ...) a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

(... is a kind of queue ) a queue in which the last item to go in is the first item to come out (LIFO)

(queue belongs to category ...) the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information

Definition 3: a line of people or vehicles waiting for something - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for queue in the sense of this definition

(queue is a kind of ...) a formation of people or things one behind another

"the line stretched clear around the corner" "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"

(... is a kind of queue ) a queue of people waiting for free food

(... is a kind of queue ) a queue of people waiting to pay for purchases

(... is a kind of queue ) a queue of people waiting for food to be served (especially at a military camp)

(... is a kind of queue ) a queue of vehicles waiting to purchase gasoline

(... is a kind of queue ) a line of people (hosts and guests of honor) who welcome the guests at a reception party

(... is a kind of queue ) a queue of people waiting to buy tickets

(... is a kind of queue ) a queue of people waiting for employment

Definition 4: form a queue, form a line, stand in line - [verb of motion]

Samples where queue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Customers lined up in front of the store

Synonyms for queue in the sense of this definition

(queue is a kind of ...) be standing; be upright

"We had to stand for the entire performance!"

(queue implies ...) stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

"I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets"

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