roster

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Borrowing from Dutch rooster (gridiron, table, list), from Middle Dutch roosten (to roast). More at roast.

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roster (plural rosters)

  1. 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; a sports team, with the names of players who are eligible to be placed in the lineup for a particular game; or a list of students officially enrolled in a school or class.
  2. 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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roster (third-person singular simple present rosters, present participle rostering, simple past and past participle rostered)

  1. To place the name of (a person) on a roster.
    I have rostered you for cleaning duties on the first Monday of each month.

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roster m (plural rosters)

  1. (baseball) roster