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 for queue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Queue \Queue\, n. [F. See Cue.]
     (a) A tail-like appendage of hair; a pigtail.
     (b) A line of persons waiting anywhere.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Queue \Queue\, v. t.
     To fasten, as hair, in a queue.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  queue
      n 1: a line of people or vehicles waiting for something [syn:
           queue, waiting line]
      2: (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be
         performed or messages to be transmitted
      3: a braid of hair at the back of the head
      v 1: form a queue, form a line, stand in line; "Customers lined
           up in front of the store" [syn: line up, queue up,
           queue]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "queue":
     Indian file, afterpart, afterpiece, array, articulation, bank,
     braid, brush, bun, buzz, catena, catenation, cauda,
     caudal appendage, caudation, chain, chain reaction, chaining,
     chignon, coil, column, concatenation, connection, consecution,
     continuum, cordon, cortege, course, crocodile, cue, cycle, descent,
     dock, drone, echelon, endless belt, endless round, fall in,
     fall into line, fall into rank, fantail, file, filiation,
     form a line, gamut, get in formation, get in line, gradation, hum,
     knot, line, line up, lineage, monotone, nexus, order, pendulum,
     periodicity, picket, pigtail, plait, plenum, powder train,
     procession, progression, queue up, range, rank, rattail,
     recurrence, reticulation, retinue, rotation, round, routine, row,
     run, scale, sequence, series, single file, spectrum, string, stub,
     succession, swath, tab, tag, tail, tailback, tailpiece, take rank,
     thread, tier, topknot, trail, trailer, train, twist, wake,
     windrow
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  queue
  dequeue
  enqueue
  
      A first-in first-out data structure used to
     sequence objects.  Objects are added to the tail of the queue
     ("enqueued") and taken off the head ("dequeued").
  
     For example, an operating system might use a queue to
     serialise concurrent demands for a resource such as a
     printer, processor or communications channel.  Users might
     place files on a print queue and a background process or
     "{demon" would take them off and print them.  Another common
     use is to pass data between an interrupt handler and a user
     process.
  
     (2007-05-18)
  

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