Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A group of people, organizations, or things enlisted or arrayed for a purpose, especially.
  • noun An array or sequential display of persons or photographs of persons presented to a complainant or potential witness for the purpose of identifying a suspect in a crime.
  • noun Sports The members of a team chosen to start a game.
  • noun A sequence of broadcasts or events for public entertainment.

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  • noun law a physical or photographic queue of people allegedly involved in a crime
  • noun Canada A line of people or vehicles, in which the individual at the front end is dealt with first, the one behind is dealt with next, and so on, and in which newcomers join at the end.
  • noun sports Collectively, the members of a team.
  • noun baseball The batting order.

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Examples

  • If you can ignore the prominent Experience Music Project posters and Caffe Vita swag, the lineup is actually pretty impressive, including Long Winters-esque The Lonely Forest (technically from Anacortes, but close enough); Grand Hallway (an orchestral rock octet that played on a stage barely big enough to contain them); and Rocky Votolato, a Dallas native whose moving acoustic set touched on the themes of mental illness, depression, and despair.

    Erica C. Barnett as Music Journalist: Her Report from SXSW « PubliCola

  • Everyone else in the lineup is at least conceivably dispensable; Parker, for example, may run the offense, but he takes the occasional quarter or half or game off and they still win.

    Matthew Yglesias » Dynasty Time

  • Included in the lineup is a funeral director from Pennsylvania.

    This Will Never Replace the Navy SEALs Calendar

  • Cantu and Wigginton can help drive in runs and Iwamura showed decent power in Japan, but the key to the lineup is at the top of the order with Baldelli, Young and Crawford.

    Fantasy Insider: American League projected lineups

  • We use what we call "lineup," which is a Ritz-Carlton tradition.

    How Ritz-Carlton Stays At The Top

  • Included in the lineup is a funeral director from Pennsylvania.

    Archive 2007-08-19

  • First in the lineup is an week-old story from the 7 February edition of The Oregonian that I originally came across at A Change in the Wind.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • First in the lineup is an week-old story from the 7 February edition of The Oregonian that I originally came across at A Change in the Wind.

    The Struggle Continues

  • ` ` Just having him in the lineup is a lift for our team, '' said Jeff Halpern, who had two assists.

    USATODAY.com - Hockey - Dallas vs. San Jose

  • Detroit's move of Bobby Higginson back to the third spot in the lineup is a prime example of why we shouldn't obsess over Opening Day lineups. ...

    USATODAY.com - Tip sheet

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  • It can be also used in music: A lineup is the list of songs a band will play in a concert, or the list of bands that will play in a concert / festival.

    August 14, 2013