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Definition of "register" []

  • A formal or official recording of items, names, or actions. (noun)
  • A book for such entries. (noun)
  • An entry in such a record. (noun)
  • The act of registering. (noun)
  • A device that automatically records a quantity or number. (noun)
  • An official or formal list recording names, events, or transactions (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The book in which such a list is written (noun)
  • An entry in such a list (noun)
  • A recording device that accumulates data, totals sums of money, etc (noun)
  • A movable plate that controls the flow of air into a furnace, chimney, room, etc (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • The timbre characteristic of a certain manner of voice production (noun)
  • Any of the stops on an organ as classified in respect of its tonal quality (noun)
  • The correct alignment of the separate plates in colour printing (noun)
  • The exact correspondence of lines of type, columns, etc, on the two sides of a printed sheet of paper (noun)
  • A form of a language associated with a particular social situation or subject matter, such as obscene slang, legal language, or journalese (noun)
  • The act or an instance of registering (noun)
  • To enter or cause someone to enter (an event, person's name, ownership, etc) on a register; formally record (verb)
  • To show or be shown on a scale or other measuring instrument (verb)
  • To show or be shown in a person's face, bearing, etc (verb)
  • To have an effect; make an impression (verb)
  • To send (a letter, package, etc) by registered post (verb)
  • To adjust (a printing press, forme, etc) to ensure that the printed matter is in register (verb)
  • (of a mechanical part) to align (with another part) (verb)
  • To bring (a gun) to bear on its target by adjustment according to the accuracy of observed single rounds (verb)

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Use "register" in a sentence
  • "Hummingbird Collins tried very hard not to let her expression register the shock that her mind was feeling."
  • "Today being President's Day, the first opportunity Plainfield same-sex couples will have to register is tomorrow."
  • "In these vivid scenes we are often so completely converted into spectators, that a great poetical contemporary of our country thinks that even his dreams should not pass away unnoticed, and keeps what he calls a register of nocturnals."