Roster meaning

rŏs'tər, rô'stər
A list, especially of the names of players on a sports team or of the personnel in a military unit.
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The definition of a roster is a list of names, particularly in the military or on a sports team.

An example of a roster is a list of who is on a baseball team.

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A list of military or naval personnel or groups, specif. one showing their regular assignments and periods of duty.
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Any similar list, as the list of active players on a sports team.
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A list of the jobs to be done by members of an organization and often with the date/time that they are expected to do them.

The secretary has produced a new cleaning roster for the Church over the remainder of the year.

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The act of placing a name on a roster.

I have rostered you for cleaning duties on the first Monday of each month.

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A list of names, usually for an organization of some kind such as military officers and enlisted personnel enrolled in a particular unit; a muster roll; or a sports team, with the names of players who are eligible to be placed in the lineup for a particular game.
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Origin of roster

  • Dutch rooster gridiron, roster (from the ruled paper used for a roster) from roosten to roast German rösten English roast
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Dutch rooster “gridiron".
    From Wiktionary