Part of speech: noun

A register or list, as of officers and men enrolled for duty.

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Usage examples "roster":

  1. Put your name on the roster of your country as a free man, unmarried and without impediments of any sort. - "More Tish", 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", 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", Gordon Bottomley.