Strictly British

As a verb, this means "stand in line". As a noun, "queue" refers to the line itself.

  • They reached the entrance hall, which was packed with people queuing for dinner (GF13)

  • On the right-hand side, short queues were forming before each fireplace, waiting to depart. (OP7)

Primary editor: Michele L. Worley.
Original page date 28-October-2005; Last page update 4-August-2007 MLW