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lineup

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noun line·up \ˈlī-ˌnəp\

Simple Definition of lineup

  • : a list of the players who are playing in a game (such as baseball)

  • : the players on such a list

  • : a group of people who are going to perform at an event

Full Definition of lineup

  1. 1 a :  a list of players taking part in a game (as of baseball) b :  the players on such a list

  2. 2 a :  an alignment (as in entertainment or politics) of persons or things having a common purpose, distinction, or bond <the show's star-studded lineup> b :  line 11 c :  a television programming schedule

  3. 3 :  a line of persons arranged especially for inspection or for identification by police

Examples of lineup

  1. The team has a powerful lineup.

  2. The networks all had different lineups for the new season.

  3. She was asked to pick her attacker out of a lineup.



1889

First Known Use of lineup

1889

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LINEUP Defined for Kids

lineup

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noun line·up \ˈlīn-ˌəp\

Definition of lineup

  1. 1 :  a list of players taking part in a game (as baseball)

  2. 2 :  a row of persons arranged especially for police identification





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