Queue vs. Stack

Queue vs. Stack — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Queue and Stack

Queuenoun

A line of waiting people or vehicles.

Stacknoun

An orderly pile, especially one arranged in layers

a stack of newspapers.

Queuenoun

A sequence of stored data or programs awaiting processing.

Stacknoun

A large, usually conical pile of straw or fodder arranged for outdoor storage.

Queuenoun

A data structure from which the first item that can be retrieved is the one stored earliest.

Stacknoun

(Computers) A section of memory and its associated registers used for temporary storage of information in which the item most recently stored is the first to be retrieved.

Queuenoun

A long braid of hair worn hanging down the back of the neck; a pigtail.

Stacknoun

A group of three rifles supporting each other, butt downward and forming a cone.

Queueverb

To get in line

queue up at the box office.

Stacknoun

A chimney or flue.

Queueverb

To place in a sequence

queued the queries in order of relevance.

Stacknoun

A group of chimneys arranged together.

Queueverb

To braid or twist (hair) into a queue.

Stacknoun

A vertical exhaust pipe, as on a ship or locomotive.

Queuenoun

(heraldry) An animal's tail.

Stacknoun

An extensive arrangement of bookshelves.

Queuenoun

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.

Stacknoun

The area of a library in which most of the books are shelved.

Queuenoun

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).

Stacknoun

A stackup.

Queuenoun

A waiting list or other means of organizing people or objects into a first-come-first-served order.

Stacknoun

An English measure of coal or cut wood, equal to 108 cubic feet (3.06 cubic meters).

Queuenoun

(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.

Stacknoun

(Informal) A large quantity

a stack of work to do.

Queueverb

To put oneself or itself at the end of a waiting line.

Stackverb

To arrange in a stack; pile.

Queueverb

To arrange themselves into a physical waiting queue.

Stackverb

To load or cover with stacks or piles

stacked the dishwasher.

Queueverb

(computing) To add to a queue data structure.

Stackverb

(Games) To prearrange the order of (a deck of cards) so as to increase the chance of winning.

Queueverb

To fasten the hair into a queue.

Stackverb

To prearrange or fix unfairly so as to favor a particular outcome

tried to stack the jury.

Queuenoun

a line of people or vehicles waiting for something

Stackverb

To direct (aircraft) to circle at different altitudes while waiting to land.

Queuenoun

(information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted

Stackverb

To form a stack

Make sure the boxes stack neatly against the wall.

Queuenoun

a braid of hair at the back of the head

Stacknoun

(heading) A pile.

Queueverb

form a queue, form a line, stand in line;

Customers lined up in front of the store

Stacknoun

A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, larger at the bottom than the top, sometimes covered with thatch.

Stacknoun

A pile of similar objects, each directly on top of the last.

Please bring me a chair from that stack in the corner.

Stacknoun

(UK) A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity.

Stacknoun

A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet. (~3 m³)

Stacknoun

An extensive collection

Stacknoun

A smokestack.

Stacknoun

(heading) In digital computing.

Stacknoun

A linear data structure in which the last data item stored is the first retrieved; a LIFO queue.

Stacknoun

A portion of computer memory occupied by a stack data structure, particularly (the stack) that portion of main memory manipulated during machine language procedure call related instructions.

Stacknoun

A standard set of software components commonly used together on a system – for example, the combination of an operating system, web server, database and programming language.

Stacknoun

(math) A generalization of schemes in algebraic geometry and of sheaves.

Stacknoun

(geology) A coastal landform, consisting of a large vertical column of rock in the sea.

Stacknoun

(library) Compactly spaced bookshelves used to house large collections of books.

Stacknoun

(figuratively) A large amount of an object.

They paid him a stack of money to keep quiet.

Stacknoun

(military) A pile of rifles or muskets in a cone shape.

Stacknoun

(poker) The amount of money a player has on the table.

Stacknoun

(heading) In architecture.

Stacknoun

A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof.

Stacknoun

A vertical drainpipe.

Stacknoun

A fall or crash, a prang.

Stacknoun

(bodybuilding) A blend of various dietary supplements or anabolic steroids with supposed synergistic benefits.

Stackverb

(transitive) To arrange in a stack, or to add to an existing stack.

Please stack those chairs in the corner.

Stackverb

To arrange the cards in a deck in a particular manner.

This is the third hand in a row where you've drawn four of a kind. Someone is stacking the deck!

Stackverb

To take all the money another player currently has on the table.

I won Jill's last $100 this hand; I stacked her!

Stackverb

(transitive) To deliberately distort the composition of (an assembly, committee, etc.).

The Government was accused of stacking the parliamentary committee.

Stackverb

To crash; to fall.

Jim couldn′t make it today as he stacked his car on the weekend.

Stacknoun

an orderly pile

Stacknoun

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;

a batch of lettersa deal of troublea lot of moneyhe made a mint on the stock marketit must have cost plenty

Stacknoun

a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)

Stacknoun

a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated

Stacknoun

a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)

Stackverb

load or cover with stacks;

stack a truck with boxes

Stackverb

arrange in stacks;

heap firewood around the fireplacestack your books up on the shelves

Stackverb

arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances;

stack the deck of cards