Definition of roster verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

roster

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈrɒstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːstər//
 
, NAmE//ˈrɔːstər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they roster
BrE BrE//ˈrɒstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːstər//
 
, NAmE//ˈrɔːstər//
 
he / she / it rosters
BrE BrE//ˈrɒstəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːstərz//
 
, NAmE//ˈrɔːstərz//
 
past simple rostered
BrE BrE//ˈrɒstəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːstərd//
 
, NAmE//ˈrɔːstərd//
 
past participle rostered
BrE BrE//ˈrɒstəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːstərd//
 
, NAmE//ˈrɔːstərd//
 
-ing form rostering
BrE BrE//ˈrɒstərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːstərɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈrɔːstərɪŋ//
 
 
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roster somebody (to do something) (British English) to put somebody’s name on a roster The driver was rostered for Sunday. Word Origin early 18th cent. (originally denoting a list of duties and leave for military personnel): from Dutch rooster ‘list’, earlier ‘gridiron’, from roosten ‘to roast’, with reference to its parallel lines.

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