Definition of roster
1a : a roll or list of personnelb : such a list giving the order in which a duty is to be performed a duty rosterc : the persons listed on a roster
2 : an itemized list
Examples of roster in a Sentence
His name has been added to the team roster.
The team has a roster of 40 players.
Origin and Etymology of roster
Dutch rooster, literally, gridiron; from the parallel lines
First Known Use: 1727
ROSTER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of roster for Students
: an orderly list of people belonging to some group
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