A couple signs a wedding register.
- The definition of a register is a book, list or record of dates, events or other important pieces of information.
An example of a register is a listing of people married in a specific church.
- Register is defined as to sign up, sign in or enroll.
- An example of to register is to fill out the necessary paperwork to be able to vote.
- An example of to register is to sign up for a class.
- a record or list of names, events, items, etc., often kept by an official appointed to do so
- a book in which this is kept
- an entry in such a book or record
Origin of registerprob. altered < ME registrer a person who keeps such a record, esp. one legally appointed; registrar
- registration; registry; enrollment
- a device, as a meter or counter, for recording fares paid, money deposited, etc.: a cash register
- a device in a stove or furnace for controlling the draft, etc.
- ⌂ an opening into a room by which the amount of warm or cold air passing, as through a duct leading from a furnace or ventilator, can be controlled
- Comput. a storage location in the central processing unit, as for holding data to be processed
- Linguis. that aspect of usage having to do with vocabulary, pronunciation, punctuation, level of formality, etc., chosen by a user in a particular social context
- a division of the compass of the human voice or of an instrument all the tones of which are of similar quality
- a set of organ pipes controlled by a given stop or the tone quality produced by such a set
- Photog. the exact alignment of images, materials, etc., as two negatives
- exact matching in position of pages, lines, etc. on opposite sides of a single sheet
- exact imposition of successive colors as they are printed over each other
Origin of registerMiddle English registre ; from Middle French ; from Medieval Latin registrum, altered form of regestum ; from Late Latin regesta, records, neuter plural of Classical Latin regestus, past participle of regerere, to record, literally , to bring back ; from re-, back + gerere, to bear
- to enter in or as in a record or list; enroll or record officially
- to transcribe permanently, as if in a register
- to indicate on or as on a scale: a thermometer registers temperature
- to show, as by facial expression: to register surprise
- to commit (valuable mail) to a special postal service for safeguard by payment of a special fee
- Printing to cause to be in register
- ⌂ to enter one's name in a register, as of a hotel
- to have one's name placed on the list of those eligible to vote in an election, by making application in the prescribed way
- to enroll in a school, college, etc.
- to make an impression
- Music to select and combine organ or harpsichord registers
- Printing to be in register
- a. A formal or official recording of items, names, or actions.b. A book for such entries.c. An entry in such a record.
- The act of registering.
- A device that automatically records a quantity or number.
- Computers A part of the central processing unit used as a storage location.
- An adjustable, grill-like device through which heated or cooled air is released into a room.
- A state of proper alignment: to be in register.
- Printing a. Exact alignment of the lines and margins on the opposite sides of a leaf.b. Proper positioning of colors in color printing.
- Music a. The range of an instrument or a voice.b. A part of such a range.c. A group of matched organ pipes; a stop.
- A variety or level of language used in a specific social setting: speaking in an informal register; writing in a scientific register.
verbreg·is·tered, reg·is·ter·ing, reg·is·ters
- a. To enter in an official register.b. To enroll officially or formally, especially in order to vote or attend classes.
- a. To set down in writing: registered the events of the day in his diary.b. To express or make known: registered his dissatisfaction with the chef.
- a. To indicate (data). Used of an instrument or scale.b. To be indicated as: The earthquake registered 6.8 on the Richter scale.
- To give outward signs of; express: Her face registered surprise.
- To attain or achieve: registered a new high in sales.
- To cause (mail) to be officially recorded and specially handled by payment of a fee.
- To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
- To place or cause placement of one's name in a register.
- To have one's name officially placed on a list of eligible voters.
- To enroll as a student.
- To have a list of gifts for preferred wedding presents, as at a store. Used of a couple.
- To be indicated on an instrument or a scale.
- To be shown or expressed, as on the face: The teacher's reprimand did not register on the students' faces.
- To make an impression; be recorded in the mind: The warning failed to register.
- To be in proper alignment.
Origin of registerMiddle English registre, from Old French, from Medieval Latin registrum, alteration of Late Latin regesta, from Latin, neuter pl. past participle of regerere, to record : re-, re- + gerere, to carry.
- A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
- The teacher took the register by calling out each child's name.
- A book of such entries.
- An entry in such a book.
- The act of registering.
- A certificate issued by the collector of customs of a port or district to the owner of a vessel, containing the description of a vessel, its name, ownership, and other material facts. It is kept on board the vessel, to be used as evidence of nationality or as a muniment of title.
- One who registers or records; a registrar; especially, a public officer charged with the duty of recording certain transactions or events.
- a register of deeds
- A device that automatically records a quantity.
- The part of a telegraphic apparatus that automatically records the message received.
- (telecommunications) A list of received calls in a phone set.
- (computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
- (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
- (printing) The inner part of the mould in which types are cast.
- (music) The range of a voice or instrument.
- (music) An organ stop.
- (linguistics) A style of a language used in a particular context
- My ex-boss used "let go", in the euphemistic register, when he sacked me.
- A grille at the outflow of a ventilation duct.
- (chiefly US) short form for cash register
(third-person singular simple present registers, present participle registering, simple past and past participle registered)
- To enter in a register.
- To enroll, especially to vote.
- To record, especially in writing.
- To express outward signs.
- (mail) To record officially and handle specially.
- (printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
- (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
- (intransitive) To enroll as a student.
- (intransitive) To make an impression.
- (intransitive) To be in proper alignment.
- (law) To voluntarily sign over for safe keeping, abandoning complete ownership for partial.
register - Computer Definition
A high-speed buffer, or region of memory, that is used to store digits or characters for a specific purpose. In telecommunications, a Central Office (CO) switch register stores dialed digits until the caller completes dialing the outgoing telephone number. At that point, the switch analyzes the number and determines how to process the call. If the call is within the CO switch's domain and the target telephone is available, the switch rings that phone and connects the call. If the call is a local call intended for a destination telephone outside the CO switch's domain, it will hand the call off to another CO switch within the local calling area, or perhaps to an intermediate tandem switch. A tandem switch is always involved if the call is long distance or international in nature. See also buffer and shift register.
(1) To sign up. See registration.
(2) A small, high-speed computer circuit that holds values of internal operations, such as the address of the instruction being executed and the data being processed. When a program is debugged, register contents may be analyzed to determine the computer's status at the time of failure. In microcomputer assembly language programming, programmers look at the contents of registers routinely. Assembly languages in larger computers are often at a higher level.
register - Legal Definition