a book in which records of acts, events, names, etc., are kept.
a list or record of such acts, events, etc.
an entry in such a book, record, or list.
Naval Termsan official document issued to a merchant ship as evidence of its nationality.
registration or registry.
a mechanical device by which certain data are automatically recorded.
See cash register.
Music and Dancethe compass or range of a voice or an instrument.
Music and Dancea part of this range produced in the same way and having the same quality:the head register; the upper register of the clarinet.
Music and Dance(in an organ) a stop.
Buildinga device for controlling the flow of warmed air or the like through an opening, as from a duct to an interior, composed of a number of narrow, parallel blades, usually behind a grating, that may be adjusted so as to overlap and close the opening.
Photography, Printingproper relationship between two plane surfaces in photography, as corresponding plates in photoengraving.
Printinga precise adjustment or correspondence, as of lines, columns, etc., esp. on the two sides of a leaf.
Printingcorrect relation or exact superimposition, as of colors in color printing.
Library Sciencea bookmark, esp. a ribbon attached to the spine of a book.
Linguisticsa variety of language typically used in a specific type of communicative setting:an informal register; the register of scientific discourse.
Computinga high-speed storage location in the CPU, used to store a related string of bits, as a word or phrase.
to enter or cause to be entered formally in a register.
to cause (mail) to be recorded upon delivery to a post office for safeguarding against loss, theft, damage, etc., during transmission.
to enroll (a student, voter, etc.) in a school or course of study, on the voting rolls, etc.
to indicate by a record, as instruments do:The thermometer registered 102 degrees today.
to indicate or show, as on a scale.
Printingto adjust so as to secure exact correspondence; cause to be in register.
Militaryto adjust (fire) on a known point.
to show (surprise, joy, anger, etc.), as by facial expression or by actions.
to document (a merchant ship engaged in foreign trade) by issuing a certificate of registry.
to enter one's name or cause it to be entered in a register; enroll:to register at a motel.
to apply for and obtain inclusion of one's name on the list of voters.
to enroll in a school or course of study:I've registered for three English classes.
Printingto be in register.
to show:A broad smile registered on his face.
to have some effect; make some impression:My plea didn't register on him at all.
Medieval Latin registrāre, derivative of registrum
Middle French registrer)
Medieval Latin registrum, regestrum, alteration of Late Latin regesta catalog, list, noun, nominal use of neuter plural of Latin regestus, past participle of regerere to carry back, pile up, collect, equivalent. to re-re + ges-, stem of gerere to bear + -tus past participle suffix; (verb, verbal) Middle English registren (
Middle French, Old French
Middle English registre 1350–1400
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged record, ledger, archive.