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?
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How to use lineup in a sentence
You have to squint very hard to make the novel begin to line up with reality.American Dreams: How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth’s ‘The Plot Against America’ | Nathaniel Rich | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With a puckish grin, he ordered his entourage, including several generals, to line up and join him in—how shall one put it?
With a $20,000 loan from a friend, matched from her own funds and credit, Roberts got a full line up and running in early 2013.Look Who’s Wearing The Pants: Haute Butch’s Gender-Blending Style | Nina Strochlic | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Set on a mountaintop, the complex is layered, with platforms, walls, and other areas where people line up to watch those entering.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple | Michael Luongo | August 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Baldwin proceeds to take down the entire MSNBC line up, even mocking Phil Griffin, the head of MSNBC (and his former employer).How Likable Is Alec Baldwin After His ‘New York Magazine’ Confessional? | Amy Zimmerman | February 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Mort knows just how many voters there are in every township and just how they line up election morning.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
The Polish saloon-keeper loses his liquor license if he fails to line up his fellow-countrymen for the local machine.The Old World in the New | Edward Alsworth Ross
The diagrams in Accomptynge by Counters may not line up perfectly in all browsers, but the contents should still be intelligible.The Earliest Arithmetics in English | Anonymous
Well, the Heriot laddies might line up along the wall, and the tenement bairns look down from the windows.Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
They say titled foreigners line up in front of the Lenox postoffice to look for heiresses.The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires | Laura Dent Crane
British Dictionary definitions for line-up
a row or arrangement of people or things assembled for a particular purpose: the line-up for the football match
the members of such a row or arrangement
an identity parade
to form, put into, or organize a line-up
(tr) to produce, organize, and assemble: they lined up some questions
(tr) to align
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lineup
Arrange in or form a line, as in Betty lined up the books on the shelf, or The children lined up for lunch. [Late 1800s]
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