roster n : a list of names; "his name was struck off the rolls" [syn: roll]
EtymologyDutch rooster “gridiron”
- A list of names, usually for an organisation 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.
- A list of the jobs to be
done by members of an
organisation and often with the date/time that they are expected to
- The secretary has produced a new cleaning roster for the Church over the remainder of the year.
- The act of placing a name on a roster.
- I have rostered you for cleaning duties on the first Monday of each month.
A roster can be a list of people and the times when they are required to work. See schedule (workplace).
A roster may also mean a list of people who participate in an event. Although rosters can be associated with non-competitive events, they are most commonly associated with athletics.
Examples could be a team roster or depth chart in which the person's place on the team would be decided. The names of the places on a roster can be such terms as Starter or Backup, or for American football, First String, Second String, or Third String.
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