lineup

noun line·up \ ˈlī-ˌnəp \
Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of lineup

1 a : a list of players taking part in a game (as of baseball)
  • the starting lineup
b : the players on such a list
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
  • the new lineup of fall fashions
c : a television programming schedule
  • tonight's lineup of programs
3 : a line of persons arranged especially for inspection or for identification by police
  • was asked to pick her attacker out of a lineup

Examples of lineup in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of lineup

1889

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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line up

verb

Definition of line up

1 : to assume an orderly linear arrangement
  • line up for inspection
2 : to align oneself
  • he lined up with the liberals against the bill
1 : to put into alignment
2 : to arrange for
  • line up support for a candidate

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First Known Use of line up

1864

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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LINEUP Defined for English Language Learners

lineup

Definition of lineup for English Language Learners

  • : 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


LINEUP Defined for Kids

lineup

noun line·up \ ˈlīn-ˌəp \

Definition of lineup for Students

1 : a list of players taking part in a game (as baseball)
2 : a row of persons arranged especially for police identification

Law Dictionary

lineup

noun line·up

legal Definition of lineup

: a line of persons assembled by police especially for possible identification of a suspect by a witness to a crime — compare showup

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