from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of lineup.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. a list of batters in the order in which they will bat.
  • n. 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 police lineup.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In athletic games such as base-ball and foot-bail, the order in which the players take their positions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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
  • 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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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