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1 an official written record of names or events or transactions [syn: registry]
2 (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
3 a book in which names and transactions are listed
4 (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
5 an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room
6 a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device
7 a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill [syn: cash register]


1 record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions
2 record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint" [syn: file]
3 enroll to vote; "register for an election"
4 be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?" [syn: record]
5 indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'" [syn: read, show, record]
6 have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties [syn: cross-file]
7 show in one's face; "Her surprise did not register"
8 manipulate the registers of an organ
9 send by registered mail; "I'd like to register this letter"
10 enter into someone's consciousness; "Did this event register in your parents' minds?"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /ˈɹɛdʒ.ɪst.ə(ɹ)/, /"rEdZ.Ist.@(r)/


From registrum, from regesta.


  1. A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
  2. A book of such entries.
  3. An entry in such a book.
  4. The act of registering.
  5. A device that automatically records a quantity etc.
  6. Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
  7. The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
  8. The range of a voice or instrument.
  9. An organ stop.
  10. (Always voluntary) To sign over for safe keeping. Abandons complete ownership for partial.
  11. a style of a language used in a particular context

Related terms


formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
book of such entries
entry in such a book
act of registering
device that automatically records a quantity etc.
(computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers
(printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors
(music) The range of a voice or instrument
(music) An organ stop


  1. To enter in a register.
  2. To enroll, especially to vote.
  3. To record, especially in writing.
  4. To express outward signs.
  5. In the context of "transitive|mail": To record officially and handle specially.
  6. In the context of "transitive|printing": To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
  7. To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
  8. To enroll as a student.
  9. To make an impression.
  10. To be in proper alignment.


to enter in a register
To enroll, especially to vote
To record, especially in writing
To express outward signs
To record officially and handle specially
To adjust so as to be properly aligned
To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register
To enroll as a student
To make an impression
To be in proper alignment

Related terms


Extensive Definition

Register may refer to:
Registration may refer to:
  • A keyword in the C and C++ languages which denotes that a variable should be located in a processor register

See also

register in Czech: Registr
register in Danish: Register
register in German: Register
register in Spanish: Registro
register in French: Registre
register in Galician: Rexistro
register in Korean: 레지스터
register in Italian: Registro
register in Lithuanian: Registras
register in Hungarian: Regiszter
register in Dutch: Register
register in Japanese: レジスタ
register in Norwegian: Register
register in Norwegian Nynorsk: Register
register in Polish: Rejestr
register in Portuguese: Registo
register in Russian: Регистр
register in Slovak: Register
register in Finnish: Rekisteri
register in Swedish: Register

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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