Queue vs Caravan - What's the difference?

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Queue is a related term of caravan.


As nouns the difference between queue and caravan

is that queue is cue while caravan is a convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo, and any pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert.

As a verb caravan is

to travel in a caravan (procession).

queue

English

(wikipedia queue)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (heraldry) An animal's tail.
  • * 1863 , Charles Boutell, A Manual of Heraldry , p. 369:
  • HESSE: Az., a lion, queue fourchée, rampt., barry of ten, arg. and gu., crowned, or, and holding in his dexter paw a sword, ppr., hilt and pommel, gold.
  • * 1889 , (Arthur Conan Doyle), Micah Clarke , :
  • , there were seated astraddle the whole hundred of the baronet's musqueteers, each engaged in plaiting into a queue the hair of the man who sat in front of him.
  • * 1912 , :
  • A large number of loyal officials, rather than shave the front part of the head and wear the Manchu queue , voluntarily shaved the whole head,
  • * 1967 , William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner , Vintage 2004, p. 176:
  • Caparisoned for a week in purple velvet knee-length pantaloons, a red silk jacket with buckles of shiny brass, and a white goat's-hair wig which culminated behind in a saucy queue , I must have presented an exotic sight [...].
  • A line of people, vehicles or other objects, in which one at the front end is t with first, the one behind is dealt with next, and so on, and which newcomers join at the opposite end (the back).
  • * 1916 , ,
  • I was absent-minded at the moment and was last in the queue .
  • A waiting list or other means of organizing people or objects into a first-come-first-served order.
  • (computing) A data structure in which objects are added to one end, called the tail, and removed from the other, called the head (- a FIFO queue). The term can also refer to a LIFO queue or stack where these ends coincide.
  • * 2005 , David Flanagan, Java in a Nutshell , p. 234,
  • Queue implementations are commonly based on insertion order as in first-in, first-out (FIFO) queues or last-in, first-out queues (LIFO queues are also known as stacks).

    Synonyms

    * line (North America)

    Derived terms

    * double-ended queue * queueing theory * queue-jump * jump the queue

    Verb

  • (British) To put oneself or itself at the end of a waiting line.
  • (British) To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue.
  • (computing) To add to a queue data structure.
  • To fasten the hair into a queue.
  • * 1968 , Francis Russell, The American Heritage History of the Making of the Nation
  • Though Monroe the man has become a vague anachronistic figure in knee breeches and with queued , powdered hair, his name is perpetuated in the Monroe Doctrine, evoked by him as a temporary response to an immediate crisis.
  • * 1820 , Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The sons, in short square skirted coats with rows of stupendous brass buttons, and their hair generally queued in the fashion of the times, especially if they could procure an eel skin for the purpose, it being esteemed throughout the country as potent nourisher and strengthener of the hair.

    Synonyms

    * (place itself at the end of a queue) join a queue, join the queue, line up

    Derived terms

    * dequeue * enqueue * queue up

    See also

    * FIFO * LIFO * cue ----

    caravan

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo, and any pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert.
  • * 1846 , ,
  • To the left the caravan animals, securely picketed, at regular distances of some fifteen yards apart, occupied an area of several acres.
  • * 1888 , ,
  • “Would they could have foretold that my caravan would have been cut up by the Shinwaris almost within shadow of the Pass!” grunted the Eusufzai agent of a Rajputana trading-house whose goods had been feloniously diverted into the hands of other robbers just across the Border, and whose misfortunes were the laughing-stock of the bazar. “Ohé, priest, whence come you and whither do you go?”
  • * 1897 , , Chapter 21,
  • Camel caravans , and courageous teamsters opened regular carrying businesses between Southern Cross and Coolgardie, while coaches began to run over the desert.
  • (UK, Australia, NZ) A furnished vehicle towed behind a car, etc., and used as a dwelling when stationary.
  • * 2006 , Roger Cross, Avon Hudson, Beyond Belief: The British Bomb Tests: Australia's Veterans Speak Out , page 92,
  • The caravans' were the demarcation between the non-radioactive areas and the radioactive areas. There were two main '''caravans''', one for people going into the forward area, and the other ' caravan was for people returning.
  • * 2009 , Chris Cleave, Incendiary , unnumbered page,
  • The best thing about caravans' is that they're always exactly the same, said Terence Butcher. You can tow your ' caravan to Brighton or Bournemouth or Bognor. Doesn?t make the blindest bit of difference. When you close the door behind you at the end of the day you?re home.
  • * 2010 , Jo Nesbo, Nemesis , page 357,
  • At the end of the car park were three caravans .

    Derived terms

    * caravan park, caravan site * caravaneer

    Synonyms

    * (convoy or procession of travelers) camel train, convoy, wagon train * (furnished vehicle used as a dwelling) (US): camper, mobile home, motor home, recreational vehicle, trailer, travel trailer

    Verb

  • To travel in a caravan (procession).
  • The wedding party got in their cars and caravaned from the chapel to the reception hall.
  • * 1957 , , Journal of the Assembly, Legislature of the State of California , Volume 1, page 92,
  • The provisions of the Vehicle Code covering caravaning of vehicles have been clarified to expedite this type of operation and still result in the proper observance of the objectives of that law.
  • * 1984 , Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Information Retrieval Limited, Animal Behaviour Abstracts , Volume 12, page 73,
  • Observations of caravaning were made on the domesticated musk shrew (Suncus murinus ) with particular reference to its developmental aspects.
  • * 2007 , Stanley Bennett Clay, Looker , page 89,
  • Brando, Dee, Omar, Jeanette, and Clymenthia caravanned up to the La Brea summit and down Overhill Drive, just past Slauson Avenue, to La Louisianne for drinks and a late-night snack.
  • (UK, Australia) To travel and/or live in a caravan (vehicle).
  • When my parents retired they really got back into caravanning .
  • * 1932', Walter Meade, '''''Caravanning'' , Cecil Charles Windsor Aldin, ''The Cecil Aldin Book , page 55,
  • It has to be remembered that, however enchanting the idea of caravanning may be, it is unlikely that it will consist entirely of watching sunsets and other people working — two of the most fascinating sights I know — but there are, regrettably enough, other and less romantic elements.
  • * 1986 , James Wilson Brown, Shirley N. Brown, Before You Go To Great Britain: A Resource Directory and Planning Guide , page 94,
  • British interest in camping and caravaning has recently increased considerably — so much so that today, camp parks are available in all parts of the country.
  • * 2002 , Don Loffler, The FJ Holden: A Favourite Australian Car , page 181,
  • Norm writes, ‘My wife and I did a lot of caravaning and it certainly didn?t pull the car out of shape, although lots of people thought it would!’

    Derived terms

    * caravanner