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Definition of "registry" []

  • The act of registering; registration. (noun)
  • The registered nationality of a ship. (noun)
  • A place for registering. (noun)
  • A book for official records. (noun)
  • The place where such records are kept. (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.

Use "registry" in a sentence
  • "Before the establishment of the ULC and, eventually, a name registry that, in 2006, listed more than five thousand bona fide Rollergirl names, newbies from other cities often chose names for themselves that were similar, or in some cases, identical, to existing Rollergirls."
  • "With that many planes entering the system our security, our TSA, our FAA are going to be strapped to the limit and we really have to invest in some sort of a security system, probably a citizenship based and a background check based, as well as what you call a registry number on your airplane."
  • "With offices in a converted colonial house on Long Island, the nonprofit registry is a modest affair — just three employees and Hil, who volunteers about 10 hours a week."