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.
Recent Examples of roster from the Web
The Braves, moribund when Lucas took over, wound up winning the National League West in 1982 with a roster Lucas helped build.
Roster locks Reason for optimism: When healthy, White still seems to possess the elite combination of speed, power and explosion that convinced the Bears to draft him No.
The Cherokees typically start three freshmen, three sophomores, two juniors and one senior, with only two seniors on the roster overall.
The court receives discipline notices from courts around the country and compares those lists to the roster of lawyers who can practice in front of the justices.
Mr. Peikin’s roster of clients has included big Wall Street banks like Barclays and Goldman Sachs — a bank Mr. Clayton did significant work for as well.
The 52 former Alabama players on current NFL rosters range in experience from Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry to 15 players who have never played in an NFL game.
Assuming Margot lands on the DL, the Padres have two available outfield replacements on the 40-man roster — Triple-A El Paso’s Jabari Blash and Franchy Cordero.
While Jay Ajayi is clearly the most well-rounded back on the Dolphins' roster, and therefore the rightful owner of the depth chart's top position, the team will be able to turn to the members of its backfield for help in 2017.
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Origin and Etymology of roster
Dutch rooster, literally, gridiron; from the parallel lines
First Known Use: 1727See Words from the same year
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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