Define: Queue

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Queue


Quick Summary of Queue


A group of events waiting to occur in order.



What is the dictionary definition of Queue?

Dictionary Definition


A line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.

  1. heraldry An animal’s tail.
  2. now historical A men’s hairstyle whose primary attribute is a braid or ponytail at the back of the head, such as that worn by men in Imperial China.
  3. A line of people, vehicles or other objects, in which one at the front end is dealt with first, the one behind is dealt with next, and so on, and which newcomers join at the opposite end (the back).

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Examples of Queue in a sentence


To be fair to all customers, most retail companies process their queue on a “first come first served” basis.
This corporation is growing so quickly that they need to hire extra personnel to take care of their customer support request queue.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Queue are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 15th February 2020.