Rota vs. Roster

By Jaxson

  • Rota (noun)

    A schedule that allocates some task, responsibility or (rarely) privilege between a set of people according to a (possibly periodic) calendar.

    “ux|en|[The manager] instituted a rota for having the players attend supporters’ club meetings throughout the season, telling them it was part of the job of being a footballer. []”

  • Rota (noun)

    A kind of zither, played like a guitar, used in the Middle Ages in church music.

  • Roster (noun)

    A list of individuals or groups, usually for an organization of some kind such as military officers and enlisted personnel enrolled in a particular unit; a muster roll; a sports team, with the names of players who are eligible to be placed in the lineup for a particular game; or a list of students officially enrolled in a school or class.

  • Roster (noun)

    A list of the jobs to be done by members of an organization and often with the date/time that they are expected to do them.

    “The secretary has produced a new cleaning roster for the Church over the remainder of the year.”

  • Roster (verb)

    To place the name of (a person) on a roster.

    “I have rostered you for cleaning duties on the first Monday of each month.”


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