queue : Common Errors in English

About queue

If you’re standing in a queue you’ll have plenty of time to ponder theunusual spelling of this word. Remember, it contains two “U’ s.”

queue Meaning(s)

  • (n) a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
  • (n) (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted
  • (n) a braid of hair at the back of the head
  • (v) form a queue, form a line, stand in line

queue in News

  1. Istanbul protesters fear what a new day will bring

    ISTANBUL -- It’s dawn and tea pots bubble above low flames. Faces appear, poking out from tents, with reddened eyes. The first cigarettes of the day are lit, their tips glowing orange. Smart phones glow as people queue in an exhausted haze, waiting for a breakfast of coffee, bread and cheese.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. The haps of Bonnaroo's Comedy Tent

    Grand LOL Party Bonnaroo's comedy tent is air conditioned, but the limited, first-come-first-served seating means you have to queue up in zero shade (hours) before a particular set:… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Nashville Scene

  3. Special Report: Egypt's Brotherhood turns to flour power

    By Tom Perry and Abdel Rahman Youssef ALEXANDRIA (Reuters) - The bread queue can be a dangerous and dishonest place in Egypt. People have killed over state-subsidized loaves. Corruption blights much of the trade. The problems, says the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, are why it has introduced a new way to deliver bread - safely and cleanly - from bakeries to homes. ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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