Definition of lineup
1a : a list of players taking part in a game (as of baseball) <the starting lineup>b : the players on such a list
2a : 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
The team has a powerful lineup.
The networks all had different lineups for the new season.
She was asked to pick her attacker out of a lineup.
First Known Use of lineup
LINEUP Defined for English Language Learners
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
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
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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