rosters

roster

[ros-ter]
noun
1.
a list of persons or groups, as of military personnel or units with their turns or periods of duty.
2.
any list, roll, or register: a roster of famous scientists; a roster of coming events.

Origin:
1720–30; < Dutch rooster list, roster, literally, gridiron, in reference to the ruled paper used, equivalent to roost(en) to roast + -er -er1


1, 2. listing, slate, panel, record.
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roster1 (ˈrɒstə)
 
n
1.  a list or register, esp one showing the order of people enrolled for duty
2.  marketing the list of advertising agencies regularly used by a particular company
 
vb
3.  (tr) to place on a roster
 
[C18: from Dutch rooster grating or list (the lined paper looking like a grid)]

roster2 (ˈrɒstə)
 
n
dialect (Northern English) a rascal

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roster
1727, from Du. rooster "table, list," originally "gridiron," from M.Du. roosten "to roast" (see roast). So called from the grid of lines drawn on a paper to make a list.
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