a particular order or disposition of persons or things as arranged or drawn up for action, inspection, etc.
the persons or things themselves.
(in police investigations) a group of persons, including suspects in a crime, lined up to allow inspection and possible identification by the victim or victims of that crime.
Sports. the list of the participating players in a game together with their positions: to announce the starting lineup of a game.
an organization of people, companies, etc., for some common purpose: a lineup of support for the new tax bill.
an overall schedule of programs, events, activities, etc.: the fall lineup of TV programs.
a list of products or services offered by a manufacturer or organization: Does the company's lineup of new cars this year include a convertible?

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase line up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

from line (n.) + up. The baseball version (1889) is older than the police version (1907).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
But no matter how their team fares, one longtime group of tailgaters always has
  a winning lineup.
We've collected a winning lineup of fall recipes featuring the season's star
  ingredient: the pumpkin.
But the vehicle throughput in the station would be thirty seconds per car
  making a ten-car lineup only a five minute wait.
See how they get smaller and smaller, he says, waving a hand over the lineup.
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