Origin of roster
Examples from the Web for roster
In the states that have set up exchanges—a roster that includes most of the larger states—the subsidies would continue.
Early on in the tournament, hardcore Argentina fans spoofed the Argentina roster listing Pope Francis as a team member.Pope Francis v. Pope Benedict: Who Will God Favor In World Cup Final?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 2014 roster is even more pathetic: About Last Night, Lust for Love, And So It Goes, Sex Tape.
And the roster is topped off with fan favorites like Meleana Shim and Jessica McDonald.Portland Is Ground Zero for the Best Women’s Soccer in the World|Evelyn Shoop|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both were incumbents, so no new women were added to the roster.The Gubernatorial Glass Ceiling—and What It Means for Hillary Clinton|Eleanor Clift|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Irish names occupy a conspicuous and honored place in the roster of the Australian episcopate.The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
Throughout the stay in the trenches, the various fatigues should be assigned by roster and carried out according to schedule.Handy War Guide for My Company|Andr Godefroy Lionel Hanguillart
I suggested volunteering then and there, and I wrote my name first of all on the roster.Between The Dark And The Daylight|William Dean Howells
The roster of their familiar names seemed to her as precious as a rosary.The Lady of Fort St. John|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The roster of students enrolls 104 gentlemen, and 57 ladies.History of Linn County Iowa|Luther A. Brewer
British Dictionary definitions for roster (1 of 2)
Word Origin for roster
British Dictionary definitions for roster (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for roster
1727, from Dutch rooster "table, list," originally "gridiron," from Middle Dutch roosten "to roast" (see roast (v.)). So called from the grid of lines drawn on a paper to make a list.