Definition of Register

1. Noun. An official written record of names or events or transactions.

Exact synonyms: Registry
Specialized synonyms: Cadaster, Cadastre, Check Register, Studbook, Rent-roll
Generic synonyms: Written Account, Written Record

2. Verb. Record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions.
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Specialized synonyms: File, Patent, Enrol, Enroll, Enter, Inscribe, Recruit, List, Book
Derivative terms: Registrant, Registration, Registration, Registry

3. Noun. (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments.
Generic synonyms: Quality, Timber, Timbre, Tone
Specialized synonyms: Head Register, Head Tone, Head Voice, Chest Register, Chest Tone, Chest Voice
Category relationships: Music

4. Verb. Record in a public office or in a court of law. "File a complaint"
Exact synonyms: File
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Trademark
Derivative terms: File, File, Filing, Registry

5. Noun. A book in which names and transactions are listed.

6. Verb. Enroll to vote. "Register for an election"
Generic synonyms: Enrol, Enroll, Enter, Inscribe, Recruit

7. Noun. (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind.

8. Verb. Be aware of. "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
Exact synonyms: Record
Entails: Comprehend, Perceive

9. Noun. An air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room.
Generic synonyms: Air Duct, Air Passage, Airway

10. Verb. Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments. "The gauge read `empty'"
Exact synonyms: Read, Record, Show
Specialized synonyms: Say, Show, Strike
Generic synonyms: Indicate
Derivative terms: Reading, Reading, Registration

11. Noun. A regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device.
Group relationships: Furnace
Generic synonyms: Regulator

12. Verb. Have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties.
Exact synonyms: Cross-file
Generic synonyms: Campaign, Run
Specialized synonyms: Slate

13. Noun. A cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill.
Exact synonyms: Cash Register
Terms within: Adding Machine, Totaliser, Totalizer
Generic synonyms: Cashbox, Money Box, Till

14. Verb. Show in one's face. "Her surprise did not register"
Related verbs: Record
Generic synonyms: Show, Show Up

15. Verb. Manipulate the registers of an organ.
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Registration

16. Verb. Send by registered mail. "I'd like to register this letter"
Generic synonyms: Mail, Post, Send

17. Verb. Enter into someone's consciousness. "Did this event register in your parents' minds?"
Generic synonyms: Affect
Related verbs: Record

Definition of Register

1. n. A written account or entry; an official or formal enumeration, description, or record; a memorial record; a list or roll; a schedule.

2. v. t. To enter in a register; to record formally and distinctly, as for future use or service.

3. v. i. To enroll one's name in a register.

4. v. t. To enter the name of the owner of (a share of stock, a bond, or other security) in a register, or record book. A registered security is transferable only on the written assignment of the owner of record and on surrender of his bond, stock certificate, or the like.

Definition of Register

1. Noun. A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc. ¹

2. Noun. A book of such entries. ¹

3. Noun. An entry in such a book. ¹

4. Noun. The act of registering. ¹

5. Noun. A device that automatically records a quantity. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers. ¹

7. Noun. (telecommunications) A list of received calls in a phone set. ¹

8. Noun. (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors. ¹

9. Noun. (music) The range of a voice or instrument. ¹

10. Noun. (music) An organ stop. ¹

11. Noun. (linguistics) A style of a language used in a particular context ¹

12. Noun. A grille at the outflow of a ventilation duct. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To enter in a register. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To enroll, especially to vote. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To record, especially in writing. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To express outward signs. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive mail) To record officially and handle specially. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned. ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register. ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive) To enroll as a student. ¹

21. Verb. (intransitive) To make an impression. ¹

22. Verb. (intransitive) To be in proper alignment. ¹

23. Verb. (legal) To voluntarily sign over for safe keeping, abandoning complete ownership for partial. ¹

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Definition of Register

1. to record officially [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Register

1. 1. A written account or entry; an official or formal enumeration, description, or record; a memorial record; a list or roll; a schedule. "As you have one eye upon my follies, . . . Turn another into the register of your own." (Shak) 2. A record containing a list and description of the merchant vessels belonging to a port or customs district. 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 an evidence of nationality or as a muniment of title. 3. [Cf. LL. Registrarius. Cf. Regisrar] One who registers or records; a registrar; a recorder; especially, a public officer charged with the duty of recording certain transactions or events; as, a register of deeds. 4. That which registers or records. Specifically: The part of a telegraphic apparatus which records automatically the message received. A machine for registering automatically the number of persons passing through a gateway, fares taken, etc.; a telltale. 5. A lid, stopper, or sliding plate, in a furnace, stove, etc, for regulating the admission of air to the fuel; also, an arrangement containing dampers or shutters, as in the floor or wall of a room or passage, or in a chimney, for admitting or excluding heated air, or for regulating ventilation. 6. The inner part of the mold in which types are cast. The correspondence of pages, columns, or lines on the opposite or reverse sides of the sheet. The correspondence or adjustment of the several impressions in a design which is printed in parts, as in chromolithographic printing, or in the manufacture of paper hangings. See Register. 7. The compass of a voice or instrument; a specified portion of the compass of a voice, or a series of vocal tones of a given compass; as, the upper, middle, or lower register; the soprano register; the tenor register. In respect to the vocal tones, the thick register properly extends below from the F on the lower space of the treble staff. The thin register extends an octave above this. The small register is above the thin. The voice in the thick register is called the chest voice; in the thin, the head voice. Falsetto is a kind off voice, of a thin, shrull quality, made by using the mechanism of the upper thin register for tones below the proper limit on the scale. A stop or set of pipes in an organ. Parish register, A book in which are recorded the births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials in a parish. Synonym: List, catalogue, roll, record, archives, chronicle, annals. See List. Origin: OE. Registre, F. Registre, LL. Registrum,regestum, L. Regesta, pl, fr. Regerere, regestum, to carry back, to register; pref. Re- re- + gerere to carry. See Jest, and cf. Regest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Register

register (current term)
register language
register office
register ton
register tons
register variable
register variables
registered bond
registered bonds
registered email
registered mail

Literary usage of Register

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1908)
"LIBRARY Of FICE OF THE register WASHI • OF CONGRESS, 1 i OF COPYRIGHTS, \ To wit: Be it remembered, That on the 2id day of July, 1908, Jean Swinton, ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1910)
"(Rept. register of land office 1875/7: 6-7.) 1871-1872. Rept. of register of land office in answer to res. requesting no. of patents issued annually from ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd (1920)
"See register, 4. MOLLENHAUER, HEINRICH (1825- 1889). See register, 4. ... See register, 2. 'MONA.' An opera in three acta by Horatio Parker, ..."

4. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1895)
"(vii) M ; register of Congregations and Convocations from 30 Apr. 1595 to 22 ... Ma is the register of Convocations, written from the recto end of the book. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"The register forms a volume, quarto in size, and well bound, with provisions ... The writer welcomes this register as a worthy contribution toward a better ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"PARISH register, The, by George Crabbe, is the most notable poem of the volume published by him in 1807, 22 years after the appearance of the last of -the ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"The parish register for that year contains the entry ' Mr. Jeremiah ... 455; parish register of Stapleford, Leicestershire.] VAN DER GUCHT, MICHAEL (1660- ..."

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