What does the word roster mean?

Usage examples for roster

  1. Put your name on the roster of your country as a free man, unmarried and without impediments of any sort. – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. I had " been on" all the night before with Captain Hayes, and would gladly have had a sound sleep before the morrow's work; but when Mason, after reporting for orders to General Merritt, comes back and tells me that I am to have command of the outposts to the southeast, the direction from which the foe must come, there is compensation in the supposed mistake in the roster. – Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life by Charles King
  3. His name should stand high in the roster of modern English verse. – King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë by Gordon Bottomley