lineup
noun Date: 1889 1. a. a list of players taking part in a game (as of baseball) 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 c. a television programming schedule 3. a line of persons arranged especially for inspection or for identification by police

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lineup — also line up, from LINE (Cf. line) (v.2) + UP (Cf. up). The baseball version (1889) is older than the police version (1907) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lineup — ☆ lineup [līn′up΄ ] n. an arrangement of persons or things in or as in a line; specif., a) a group lined up by police, one of whom a witness is to identify as a suspect b) a schedule of television programs c) Sports a list of the players, often… …   English World dictionary

  • lineup — /luyn up /, n. 1. a particular order or disposition of persons or things as arranged or drawn up for action, inspection, etc. 2. the persons or things themselves. 3. (in police investigations) a group of persons, including suspects in a crime,… …   Universalium

  • lineup — n. 1) a police lineup (AE; BE has identification parade) 2) (AE) to be in a lineup (as a suspect) * * * a police lineup (AE; BE has identification parade) (AE) to be in a lineup (as a suspect) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lineup — line|up [ laın,ʌp ] noun count usually singular * 1. ) a team of players who play in a particular game: Williams has been dropped from Saturday s lineup because of injury. This is Brazil s strongest lineup since the 1994 World Cup. a ) a group of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lineup — A police identification procedure by which the suspect in a crime is exhibited, along with others with similar physical characteristics, before the victim or witness to determine if he can be identified as having committed the offense. To be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lineup — A police identification procedure by which the suspect in a crime is exhibited, along with others with similar physical characteristics, before the victim or witness to determine if he can be identified as having committed the offense. To be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Lineup — Line up Line up , Lineup Line up (l[imac]n [u^]p), n. 1. The members of a team who are scheduled to play a game. [PJC] 2. Specifically: The formation of football players before the start or a restart of play. [PJC] 3. Specifically: (baseball) a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lineup — {n.} 1. An alignment of objects in a straight line. * /A lineup of Venus and the moon can be a very beautiful sight in the night sky./ 2. An arrangement of suspects through a one way mirror so that the victim or the witness of a crime can… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lineup — {n.} 1. An alignment of objects in a straight line. * /A lineup of Venus and the moon can be a very beautiful sight in the night sky./ 2. An arrangement of suspects through a one way mirror so that the victim or the witness of a crime can… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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