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  1. reg·is·ter
    IPA[ˈrejəstər]
  2. noun

    • 1. an official list or record, for example of births, marriages, and deaths, of shipping, or of historic places:

      a membership register
    • 2. a book or record of attendance, for example of students in a class or school or guests in a hotel:

      the system requires teachers to take the register at each lesson I had signed the register with my new name
    • 3. a particular part of the range of a voice or instrument:

      his voice moved up a register she plays a basset horn and relishes the duskiness of its lower register
      Synonym : range, area, region, reaches, sweep, voice, notes, octaves
    • 4. a sliding device controlling a set of organ pipes which share a tonal quality.

    • 5. a set of organ pipes so controlled.

    • 6. a variety of a language or a level of usage, as determined by degree of formality and choice of vocabulary, pronunciation, and syntax, according to the communicative purpose, social context, and social status of the user.

    • 7. the exact correspondence of the position of color components in a printed positive:

      it was reproduced in full color but unfortunately out of register
    • 8. the exact correspondence of the position of printed matter on the two sides of a page.

    • 9. (in electronic devices) a location in a store of data, used for a specific purpose and with quick access time.

    • 10. an adjustable plate for widening or narrowing an opening and regulating a draft, especially in a fire grate.

    • 11. one of a number of bands or sections into which a design is divided:

      the central register shows a Roman Emperor on horseback
    • 12. short for cash register

    verb

    • 1. enter or record on an official list or directory:

      the vessel is registered as Liberian her father was late in registering her birth
      Synonym : record, put on record, enter, file, lodge, post, set down, inscribe, write down, put in writing, submit, report, take down, note, minute, list, log, catalog
    • 2. enter one's name and other details on an official list or directory:

      34,500 registered to vote
      Synonym : enroll, put one's name down, enlist, enter, sign on, sign up, apply, go in for, check in
    • 3. put one's name in a register as a guest in a hotel:

      we had a light supper after we'd registered and unpacked
    • 4. (of a couple to be married) have a list of wedding gifts compiled and kept at a store for consultation by gift buyers:

      at the store's bridal registry single people can register for gifts even if they are not getting married
    • 5. entrust (a letter or parcel) to a post office for transmission by registered mail:

      it is highly recommended that you register the letter containing your supporting documents
    • 6. (of an instrument) detect and show (a reading) automatically:

      the electroscope was too insensitive to register the tiny changes
    • 7. (of an event) give rise to a specified reading on an instrument:

      the blast registered 5.4 on the Richter scale
    • 8. express or convey (an opinion or emotion):

      I wish to register an objection he did not register much surprise at this.
    • 9. (of an emotion) show in a person's face or gestures:

      nothing registered on their faces
    • 10. properly notice or become aware of (something):

      he had not even registered her presence
    • 11. make an impression on a person's mind:

      the content of her statement did not register
      Synonym : make an impression, get through, sink in, fall into place, penetrate, have an effect, dawn, strike home, be understood, strike someone
    • 12. correspond or cause to correspond exactly in position:

      they are adjusted until the impressions register
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: register, plural noun: registers

    • v.: verb: register, 3rd person present: registers, gerund or present participle: registering, past tense: registered, past participle: registered

    • noun

      an official list or record of names or items:

      a book or record of attendance, for example of pupils in a class or guests in a hotel:

    • verb

      enter or record on an official list or directory:

      enter one's name and other details on an official list or directory:

    • adjective

      entered or recorded on an official list or directory:

      (of a letter or parcel) sent by registered mail:

    • adjective

      entered or recorded on an official list or directory:

      (of a letter or parcel) sent by registered post:

    • noun

      a register that is designed to allow the bits of its contents to be moved to left or right.
    • noun

      a daily publication of the US federal government that issues proposed and final administrative regulations of federal agencies.
    • noun

      a machine used in places of business for regulating money transactions with customers. It typically has a compartmental drawer for cash, and it totals, displays, and records the amount of each sale.
    • noun

      (in the UK) a local government building where civil marriages are conducted and births, marriages, and deaths are recorded with the issue of certificates.
    • noun

      a machine used in shops that has a drawer for money and totals, displays, and records the amount of each sale.
    • noun

      a book recording christenings, marriages, and burials at a parish church.
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