Adjective "queued" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.
  1. 'They are at present in a long queue awaiting full examination.'
  2. 'In its final throes the decaying rock is whittled down into curious rounded shapes standing in a line, like a queue of shrouded figures.'
  3. 'The publication of each new volume prompts fevered speculation on the story line and late-night queues of children outside bookshops.'
  4. 'At the height of the season all you are likely to see will be the slow moving queue awaiting entrance to the museum.'
  5. 'This is the time of year when motorists, going about their lawful business, are likely to find themselves at the back of huge queues of vehicles.'
  6. 'The queue of asylum-seekers awaiting decisions on their applications is twice as long as previously claimed, it was revealed yesterday.'
  7. 'At the American supermarket I learnt that we must join the line, not the queue.'
  8. '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.'
  9. 'When there are deadlines, we tend to wait until the last moment, after which we line up in endless queues, swearing, as if someone has forced us to wait to the last day.'
  10. 'Our first encounter with the festival was the enormous queue of people who lined up to enter.'
A list of data items, commands, etc., stored so as to be retrievable in a definite order, usually the order of insertion.
  1. 'Real-time FIFOs are queues that can be read from and written to by Linux processes.'
  2. 'The scripts, which control the call flow, will queue the call to a list of queues at the same time.'
  3. 'The Call Presentation section in the skillset configuration dialog allows you to specify the order in which calls are serviced in the queue.'
  4. 'The at and batch commands put jobs into the at queue.'
  5. 'If there are no independent commands in the queue at all, the FPU unit will be idling for 5 clocks.'
  6. 'One or more application tasks then read messages from the queue to consume the delivered data.'
  7. 'It simply means the Ethernet driver had free descriptors in its queue and has accepted our data for transmission.'
  8. 'As soon as the BSY bit is cleared, the host can issue another queued command to the drive, allowing a queue of commands to be built in the drive.'
  9. 'When packets are dropped this way, a new entry is stored in a special queue of unresolved addresses.'
  10. 'However, from time to time in the short term, the aggregate queues can become congested, as traffic and QoS are shuffled within the network.'
A plait of hair worn at the back.
  1. 'Chinese men were forced to braid their long hair into a queue or ‘pigtail’.'
  2. 'For tonight, he had tied back his hair in a tidy queue, and his eyes seemed especially bright from his sapphire-colored tunic.'


Take one's place in a queue.
  1. 'Sutton residents are queuing up in their hundreds for affordable homes, according to new figures.'
  2. 'Developers are already queuing up to buy sites, although it is several years before a start can be made here.'
  3. 'Prisoners are queuing up to get a place on the course, not least because it means they can spend a whole day with their partner.'
  4. 'Now residents who once wanted to leave the estate are queuing up to buy their newly-renovated council homes.'
  5. 'Academics, meanwhile, have been queuing up to back fiscal autonomy.'
  6. 'Counsellors and trauma experts are queuing up to offer assistance to the Russian town of Beslan.'
  7. 'It would seem that they are queuing up to buy into the Premiership.'
  8. 'At the same time, credit card companies and hire purchase outfits are queuing up to let us spend money we don't have yet.'
  9. 'And let's not pretend these fans are queuing up to see a classic boxing match.'
  10. 'Literary agents are queuing up to sign on young writers from such courses, she says.'
  11. 'companies are queuing up to move to the bay'
Arrange in a queue.
  1. 'Two clicks on Magnatune queues a never-ending selection of our music in the genre of your choice.'
  2. 'Once the type of sales function has been determined, the call will be queued to the appropriate skillsets.'
  3. 'If not, it will be queued in the computer to which the printer is attached.'
  4. 'LP is telling you that LPD is not running on the local server, which it must connect to in order to queue the request for the remote printer.'
  5. 'The scripts, which control the call flow, will queue the call to a list of queues at the same time.'
  6. 'Before combat, several actions can be queued for each character, to be carried out when activated.'
  7. 'The service routine looks up the protocol type inside the received frame and queues it appropriately for later processing.'
  8. 'The inability to queue units and the lack of unit formations are inexcusable omissions.'
  9. 'The chip includes hyperthreading, which allows a processor to queue up one software thread while processing a different one.'
  10. 'A key contributor to the stability and the speed of postfix is the intelligent way in which it queues mail.'

More definitions

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 waiting (often followed by up).

5. Computers. to arrange (data, jobs, messages, etc.) into a queue.

More examples(as adjective)

"outs can be queued."

"orders can be queued."


(queue)Late 16th century (as a heraldic term denoting the tail of an animal): from French, based on Latin cauda ‘tail’. Compare with cue. queue (sense 1 of the noun) dates from the mid 19th century.