lineup

1 of 2

noun

line·​up ˈlī-ˌnəp How to pronounce lineup (audio)
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 sense 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

line up

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verb

lined up; lining up; lines up

intransitive verb

1
: to assume an orderly linear arrangement
line up for inspection
2
: to align oneself
he lined up with the liberals against the bill

transitive verb

1
: to put into alignment
2
: to arrange for
line up support for a candidate

Examples of lineup in a Sentence

Noun 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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
While the Sixteen never did make it to production, and General Motors eventually filed for bankruptcy in 2009, the car did herald the launch of Cadillac’s V-Series performance lineup that persists to this day. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 5 July 2024 Oakland’s pitching shut down an Angels lineup that had been on quite an offensive run. Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2024
Verb
The campaign is lining up as a proponent of voting by mail, but election integrity concerns are still blaring. Max Thornberry, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 1 July 2024 But many of the Brazilian players that will line up at Levi’s Stadium are expected to represent South America’s biggest nation in its pursuit of a sixth Copa do Mundo. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for lineup 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1864, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lineup was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Lineup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lineup. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

lineup

1 of 2 noun
line·​up ˈlī-ˌnəp How to pronounce lineup (audio)
1
: a line of persons arranged especially for identification by police
2
a
: a list of players taking part in a game (as baseball)
b
: the players on such a list

line up

2 of 2 verb
(ˈ)lī-ˈnəp
1
: to come together or arrange in a line or rows
line up for inspection
2
: to put into alignment
line up the edges so they are even
line up the decimal points before adding or subtracting
3
: to arrange for
lined up support for the candidate
lined up a summer job

Legal Definition

lineup

noun
line·​up
: 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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