register: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rej'u-stur), [key]
- 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.
- an 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.
- the head register; the upper register of the clarinet.
- the compass or range of a voice or an instrument.
- a part of this range produced in the same way and having the same quality:the head register; the upper register of the clarinet.
- (in an organ) a stop.
- a 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.
- proper relationship between two plane surfaces in photography, as corresponding plates in photoengraving.
- a precise adjustment or correspondence, as of lines, columns, etc., esp. on the two sides of a leaf.
- correct relation or exact superimposition, as of colors in color printing.
- a bookmark, esp. a ribbon attached to the spine of a book.
- a variety of language typically used in a specific type of communicative setting: an informal register; the register of scientific discourse.
- a 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.
- to adjust so as to secure exact correspondence; cause to be in register.
- to 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.
- to 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.
- register (Thesaurus)