Definition of lineup in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlīnˌəp/ /ˈlaɪnˌəp/

Translate lineup into Spanish


  • 1A group of people or things brought together in a particular context, especially the members of a sports team or a group of musicians or other entertainers.

    ‘a talented batting lineup’
    • ‘Their success is built on a batting line-up that will surely go down as one of the most talented to have graced a field.’
    • ‘Although the weather was hot, a line-up of bands entertained the musically inclined for the afternoon.’
    • ‘The years of Sunday Night and big starry entertainment line-ups are over, and even the Royal Variety Show seems like a dusty relic of a different age.’
    • ‘Theatre bosses say tickets for the line-up of entertainment are already selling fast.’
    • ‘The new line-up includes their country's quad rowing in the bow four spots.’
    • ‘Horizon Motorsport has announced details of its multi-car line-up for the Michelin Porsche Open Series.’
    • ‘Quickly into the Carling Cup quarter finals and a series of youth and reserve sides met up with some full strength line-ups; and the kids generally held sway.’
    • ‘The team are diminished when they are not present, their presence in the starting line-up is as good as a goal start.’
    • ‘However it was Josemi who was the sole Spanish representative in the line-up, in place of the experienced and in-form Finnan.’
    • ‘The company can boast a strong line-up of partners among the handheld device and mobile operator elites.’
    • ‘The driver from Milan ranks among the global line-up of Formula BMW drivers from 13 countries.’
    • ‘Full schedule details of the new line-up will be announced shortly.’
    • ‘Crew line-ups have remained identical to last year and strong rivalries continue.’
    • ‘It was a charity event to raise money for orphans in Muslim countries and the line-up of singers was just the right way to end the weekend.’
    • ‘It has continued to attract an impressive line-up of Elite riders including many Olympians and professionals.’
    • ‘Keighley's new blues club is establishing itself with a new name and a monthly line-up of national and international acts.’
    • ‘Surfers bobbing in the line-up make up a community of sorts, one often strengthened by the presence of locals who know and look out for each other.’
    • ‘Settle have been very active in the close season and have some selection decisions to make in identifying their optimum line-up.’
    • ‘Although we're one of the BBC's smallest local radio stations, our new schedule will give us one of the strongest presentation line-ups in the country.’
    • ‘After the signings of Smith and Rooney over the summer, Manchester United has one of the most exciting attacking line-ups in the country.’
    list of performers, list, listing, cast, company, bill, programme
    list of players, team, squad, side, selection, roster
    1. 1.1The schedule of television programs for a particular period.
      ‘NBC's Thursday lineup of hit comedies’
      • ‘Cable and dish operators have always sought to add adult PPV programming to their lineups.’
      • ‘Long has the Nielsen ratings box wickedly dominated television's every season lineup.’
      • ‘Under last week's new deal, subscribers will be able to create their own programming lineups, record favorite shows and skip commercials.’
      • ‘One area that's not so much a surprise, but one we strongly support is to see the networks strengthening their lineups with original programming.’
      • ‘A television station hawked its new fall lineup on stickers affixed to bananas in grocery stores.’
      • ‘You really can't make a decision until you hit the service's websites and examine their lineups.’
      • ‘The Grammies became a regular girlfest, radio stations put more women in their lineups, and sales of recordings by Lilithians hit record highs.’
      • ‘Nor will they need to be concerned about whether their channel lineups are filled to the rim with their own programming.’
      • ‘It's essentially the quality of their programming that has earned them a place in our lineups.’
      • ‘But this year, the networks trimmed convention coverage to no more than one hour per night in prime time - opting instead to air their usual entertainment lineups.’
      • ‘One of the most interesting lineups is on the PAX network.’
      • ‘Both have CD quality sound, decent coverage, and similar station lineups.’
      • ‘The Sunday and weeknight lineups differ, but you're guaranteed at least an hour of entertaining viewing.’
      • ‘This is a fragmented group in terms of media because some are still watching kids' stuff, while others are tuning into wrestling, MTV or some of the broadcasters' lineups.’
      • ‘What broadcasters might not want are external events, such as the Sydney Olympics, Presidential election and World Series, clouding their fall lineups.’
      • ‘No playlists programmed by head office: the volunteer DJs arrive at the studios on the U of A campus with lineups they've assembled with love and knowledge.’
  • 2North American A line of people or things.

    ‘hour-long lineups are common during peak periods’
    • ‘Marvel at the line-up of shabby kids in a line across the old Syke on Fellside, where smoke billows across the rooftops and cats prowl the cobbles.’
    • ‘The actual border crossing station between Jordan and Iraq looks like most other terminals between nations, with long line-ups and crowds in the various offices.’
    line, row, column
    1. 2.1A group of people including a suspect for a crime assembled for the purpose of having an eyewitness identify the suspect from among them.
      ‘Police officers should not speak to eyewitnesses after the lineups regarding their identification or their inability to identify anyone.’
      • ‘The development and nature of guidelines and recommendations for the design and administration of identification lineups in the United States and in Canada are described.’
      • ‘The officer should emphasize to the witness that the suspect may not be in the lineup.’
      • ‘More will require confessions and lineups to be videotaped.’
      • ‘Ironically, she was doing jury duty when the call came asking her to come for a lineup.’