roster

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noun ros·ter \ ˈräs-tər also ˈrȯs- or ˈrōs- \

Definition of roster

1 a :a roll or list of personnel
b :such a list giving the order in which a duty is to be performed
  • a duty roster
c :the persons listed on a roster
2 :an itemized list

Examples of roster in a Sentence

  1. His name has been added to the team roster.

  2. The team has a roster of 40 players.

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Origin and Etymology of roster

Dutch rooster, literally, gridiron; from the parallel lines


ROSTER Defined for English Language Learners

roster

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Definition of roster for English Language Learners

  • : a list of the people or things that belong to a particular group, team, etc.

  • : a group of people or things whose names are included on a roster

  • : a list that shows the order in which a job or duty is to be done by the members of a group


ROSTER Defined for Kids

roster

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noun ros·ter \ ˈrä-stər \

Definition of roster for Students

:an orderly list of people belonging to some group


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