Register meaning

rĕjĭ-stər
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.

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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.

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A device that automatically records a quantity or number.
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(computers) A part of the central processing unit used as a storage location.
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An adjustable, grill-like device through which heated or cooled air is released into a room.
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To formally enter in a public list (as in register to vote); to make a record of (the defense registered an objection); to file a stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is required before it can be offered for sale.
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To enter one's name in a register, as of a hotel.
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To have one's name officially placed on a list of eligible voters.
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(comput.) A storage location in the central processing unit, as for holding data to be processed.
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(telecommunications) A list of received calls in a phone set.
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(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.
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To enroll in a school, college, etc.
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To have one's name placed on the list of those eligible to vote in an election, by making application in the prescribed way.
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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.

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To show, as by facial expression.

To register surprise.

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To make an impression.
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(1) To sign up. See registration.
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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.
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The teacher took the register by calling out each child's name.

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A book of such entries.
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An entry in such a book.
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The act of registering.
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A device that automatically records a quantity.
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The part of a telegraphic apparatus that automatically records the message received.
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(computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
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(printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
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(printing) The inner part of the mould in which types are cast.
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(music) An organ stop.
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(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.

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(intransitive) To enroll as a student.
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A grille at the outflow of a ventilation duct.
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(chiefly US) Short form for cash register.
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To enter in a register.
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To enroll, especially to vote.
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To record, especially in writing.
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(mail) To record officially and handle specially.
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(printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
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(intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
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(intransitive) To be in proper alignment.
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(law) To voluntarily sign over for safe keeping, abandoning complete ownership for partial.
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A variety or level of language used in a specific social setting.

Speaking in an informal register; writing in a scientific register.

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To give outward signs of; express.

Her face registered surprise.

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To indicate on or as on a scale.

A thermometer registers temperature.

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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.
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(intransitive) To make an impression.
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The act of registering.
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A state of proper alignment.

To be in register.

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To attain or achieve.

Registered a new high in sales.

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To cause (mail) to be officially recorded and specially handled by payment of a fee.
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To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
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To place or cause placement of one's name in a register.
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To enroll as a student.
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To have a list of gifts for preferred wedding presents, as at a store. Used of a couple.
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To be indicated on an instrument or a scale.
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To be shown or expressed, as on the face.

The teacher's reprimand did not register on the students' faces.

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To make an impression; be recorded in the mind.

The warning failed to register.

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To be in proper alignment.
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A person who keeps such a record, esp. one legally appointed; registrar.
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Registration; registry; enrollment.
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A device, as a meter or counter, for recording fares paid, money deposited, etc.

A cash register.

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(photog.) The exact alignment of images, materials, etc., as two negatives.
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To commit (valuable mail) to a special postal service for safeguard by payment of a special fee.
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(printing) To cause to be in register.
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(music) To select and combine organ or harpsichord registers.
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(printing) To be in register.
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(music) The range of a voice or instrument.
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Origin of register

  • Middle 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin registrum, from Late Latin regesta (“list, items recorded"), from Latin regerere (“to record, to carry back"), from re- + gerere (“to carry, bear"). Compare Latin registoria (“a treasurer"). Some senses influenced by association with Latin regere (“to rule").

    From Wiktionary