Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In athletic games such as base-ball and foot-bail, the order in which the players take their positions.
- n. alternative spelling of lineup.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The members of a team who are scheduled to play a game.
- n. The formation of football players before the start or a restart of play.
- n. (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat.
- n. colloq. any arrangement of persons (rarely, of things), esp. when having a common purpose or sentiment.
- n. A group of persons including a suspect in a police investigation, arranged so as to be observed by a witness, who is requested to identify the perpetrator, if he/she is present in the group. Such an identification may be used as evidence of guilt of the suspect. Also called a
- v. get something or somebody for a specific purpose
- v. take one's position before a kick-off
- v. form a queue, form a line, stand in line
- v. form a line
- v. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
- v. arrange in ranks
- n. a line of persons arranged by police for inspection or identification
- n. (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
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“On Monday, Fox unveiled the details of its fall line-up, which includes "The X Factor," the splashy talent show that Mr. Cowell will judge, as well as "Terra Nova," a big-budget science-fiction drama about a family that travels back in time, executive-produced by Steven Spielberg .”
“This wine really impressed with its restraint, elegance and finesse; a Syrah that wouldn't look out of place amid a line-up of some of the finest examples from the northern Rhône.”
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“Walt Disney Co. said that factors ranging from a shortage of box-office hits to the earthquake in Japan cut into its quarterly profit, though the entertainment giant is hoping to benefit from a strong line-up of new films in the current quarter and more spending at its theme parks.”
“Turner Classic Movies is turning over its primetime line-up this evening to the work of director Phil Karlson.”
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