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see synonyms of register


1. register, registry

an official written record of names or events or transactions

2. register

(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. register

a book in which names and transactions are listed

4. register

(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. register

an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room

6. register

a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device

7. cash register, register

a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill


8. register

record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

9. file, register

record in a public office or in a court of law

Example Sentences:
'file for divorce'
'file a complaint'

10. register

enroll to vote

Example Sentences:
'register for an election'

11. record, register

be aware of

Example Sentences:
'Did you register any change when I pressed the button?'

12. read, record, register, show

indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

Example Sentences:
'The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero'
'The gauge read empty''

13. cross-file, register

have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties

14. register

show in one's face

Example Sentences:
'Her surprise did not register'

15. register

manipulate the registers of an organ

16. register

send by registered mail

Example Sentences:
'I'd like to register this letter'

17. register

enter into someone's consciousness

Example Sentences:
'Did this event register in your parents' minds?'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of register
an official or formal list recording names, events, or transactions
the book in which such a list is written
an entry in such a list
a recording device that accumulates data, totals sums of money, etc
a cash register
a movable plate that controls the flow of air into a furnace, chimney, room, etc
6. computing
one of a set of word-sized locations in the central processing unit in which items of data are placed temporarily before they are operated on by program instructions
7. music
the timbre characteristic of a certain manner of voice production
head voice, chest voice
any of the stops on an organ as classified in respect of its tonal quality
the flute register
8. printing
the correct alignment of the separate plates in colour printing
the exact correspondence of lines of type, columns, etc, on the two sides of a printed sheet of paper
a form of a language associated with a particular social situation or subject matter, such as obscene slang, legal language, or journalese
the act or an instance of registering
11. (transitive)
to enter or cause someone to enter (an event, person's name, ownership, etc) on a register; formally record
to show or be shown on a scale or other measuring instrument
the current didn't register on the meter
to show or be shown in a person's face, bearing, etc
his face registered surprise
14. (intransitive)
to have an effect; make an impression
the news of her uncle's death just did not register
to send (a letter, package, etc) by registered post
16. (transitive) printing
to adjust (a printing press, forme, etc) to ensure that the printed matter is in register
17. (intransitive; often foll by with)
(of a mechanical part) to align (with another part)
18. military
to bring (a gun) to bear on its target by adjustment according to the accuracy of observed single rounds

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see synonyms of register
a record or list of names, events, items, etc., often kept by an official appointed to do so
a book in which this is kept
an entry in such a book or record
a person who keeps such a record, esp. one legally appointed; registrar
registration; registry; enrollment
a device, as a meter or counter, for recording fares paid, money deposited, etc.
a cash register
a device in a stove or furnace for controlling the draft, etc.
b.  US
an opening into a room by which the amount of warm or cold air passing, as through a duct leading from a furnace or ventilator, can be controlled
6.  Computing
a storage location in the central processing unit
7.  Linguistics
that aspect of usage having to do with vocabulary, pronunciation, punctuation, level of formality, etc., chosen by a user in a particular social context
8.  Music
a division of the compass of the human voice or of an instrument all the tones of which are of similar quality
a set of organ pipes controlled by a given stop or the tone quality produced by such a set
9.  Photography
the exact alignment of images, materials, etc., as two negatives
10.  Printing
exact matching in position of pages, lines, etc. on opposite sides of a single sheet
exact imposition of successive colors as they are printed over each other
verb transitive
11.  US
to enter in or as in a record or list; enroll or record officially
to transcribe permanently, as if in a register
to indicate on or as on a scale
a thermometer registers temperature
to show, as by facial expression
to register surprise
to commit (valuable mail) to a special postal service for safeguard by payment of a special fee
see also registered mail
15.  Printing
to cause to be in register
verb intransitive
16.  US
to enter one's name in a register, as of a hotel
to have one's name placed on the list of those eligible to vote in an election, by making application in the prescribed way
to enroll in a school, college, etc.
to make an impression
20.  Music
to select and combine organ or harpsichord registers
21.  Printing
to be in register

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of register
a. A formal or official recording of items, names, or actions.
b. A book for such entries.
c. An entry in such a record.
2. The act of registering.
3. A device that automatically records a quantity or number.
4. Computers A part of the central processing unit used as a storage location.
5. An adjustable, grill-like device through which heated or cooled air is released into a room.
6. A state of proper alignment: to be in register.
7. Printing
a. Exact alignment of the lines and margins on the opposite sides of a leaf.
b. Proper positioning of colors in color printing.
8. Music
a. The range of an instrument or a voice.
b. A part of such a range.
c. A group of matched organ pipes; a stop.
9. A variety or level of language used in a specific social setting: speaking in an informal register; writing in a scientific register.
v. reg·is·tered, reg·is·ter·ing, reg·is·ters
a. To enter in an official register.
b. To enroll officially or formally, especially in order to vote or attend classes.
a. To set down in writing: registered the events of the day in his diary.
b. To express or make known: registered his dissatisfaction with the chef.
a. To indicate (data). Used of an instrument or scale.
b. To be indicated as: The earthquake registered 6.8 on the Richter scale.
4. To give outward signs of; express: Her face registered surprise.
5. To attain or achieve: registered a new high in sales.
6. To cause (mail) to be officially recorded and specially handled by payment of a fee.
7. To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
1. To place or cause placement of one's name in a register.
2. To have one's name officially placed on a list of eligible voters.
3. To enroll as a student.
4. To have a list of gifts for preferred wedding presents, as at a store. Used of a couple.
5. To be indicated on an instrument or a scale.
6. To be shown or expressed, as on the face: The teacher's reprimand did not register on the students' faces.
7. To make an impression; be recorded in the mind: The warning failed to register.
8. To be in proper alignment.

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