- a particular order or disposition of persons or things as arranged or drawn up for action, inspection, etc.
- the persons or things themselves.
- (in police investigations) a group of persons, including suspects in a crime, lined up to allow inspection and possible identification by the victim or victims of that crime.
- Sports. the list of the participating players in a game together with their positions: to announce the starting lineup of a game.
- an organization of people, companies, etc., for some common purpose: a lineup of support for the new tax bill.
- an overall schedule of programs, events, activities, etc.: the fall lineup of TV programs.
- a list of products or services offered by a manufacturer or organization: Does the company's lineup of new cars this year include a convertible?
Origin of lineup
1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase line up
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Examples from the Web for lineup
Regularly on the lineup, though nestled among the headliners, was Roy Masters.
Ever present on the lineup is the man who started it all: Roy Masters.
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I went on near the early middle of the lineup, a great spot.
On the one hand, if you go on stage too early in the lineup, the crowd may not be warmed up enough to respond well.
That was about what time of day that you were at the lineup?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)
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The lineup was called out in the dressing room before the game.
It doesn't look as though you're going to play, but if I put you in that lineup how will you play?'
You were with Mr. McWatters, were you, in the lineup during the showup?
We carried them down to the police department and took affidavits off of them and they went to the lineup.
Word Origin and History for lineup
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