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NOUN (7)

1. an official written record of names or events or transactions;
[syn: register, registry]

2. (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. a book in which names and transactions are listed;

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

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

7. a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill;
[syn: cash register, register]


VERB (10)

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

2. record in a public office or in a court of law;
- Example: "file for divorce"
- Example: "file a complaint"
[syn: file, register]

3. enroll to vote;
- Example: "register for an election"

4. be aware of;
- Example: "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
[syn: record, register]

5. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments;
- Example: "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
- Example: "The gauge read `empty'"
[syn: read, register, show, record]

6. have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties;
[syn: cross-file, register]

7. show in one's face;
- Example: "Her surprise did not register"

8. manipulate the registers of an organ;

9. send by registered mail;
- Example: "I'd like to register this letter"

10. enter into someone's consciousness;
- Example: "Did this event register in your parents' minds?"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Register \Reg"is*ter\ (r?j"?s*t?r), n. [OE. registre, F. registre, LL. registrum,regestum, L. regesta, pl., fr. regerere, regestum, to carry back, to register; pref. re- re- + gerere to carry. See Jest, and cf. Regest.] 1. A written account or entry; an official or formal enumeration, description, or record; a memorial record; a list or roll; a schedule. [1913 Webster] As you have one eye upon my follies, . . . turn another into the register of your own. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Com.) (a) A record containing a list and description of the merchant vessels belonging to a port or customs district. (b) A certificate issued by the collector of customs of a port or district to the owner of a vessel, containing the description of a vessel, its name, ownership, and other material facts. It is kept on board the vessel, to be used as an evidence of nationality or as a muniment of title. [1913 Webster] 3. [Cf. LL. registrarius. Cf. Regisrar.] One who registers or records; a registrar; a recorder; especially, a public officer charged with the duty of recording certain transactions or events; as, a register of deeds. [1913 Webster] 4. That which registers or records. Specifically: (a) (Mech.) A contrivance for automatically noting the performance of a machine or the rapidity of a process. (b) (Teleg.) The part of a telegraphic apparatus which records automatically the message received. (c) A machine for registering automatically the number of persons passing through a gateway, fares taken, etc.; a telltale. [1913 Webster] 5. A lid, stopper, or sliding plate, in a furnace, stove, etc., for regulating the admission of air to the fuel; also, an arrangement containing dampers or shutters, as in the floor or wall of a room or passage, or in a chimney, for admitting or excluding heated air, or for regulating ventilation. [1913 Webster] 6. (Print.) (a) The inner part of the mold in which types are cast. (b) The correspondence of pages, columns, or lines on the opposite or reverse sides of the sheet. (c) The correspondence or adjustment of the several impressions in a design which is printed in parts, as in chromolithographic printing, or in the manufacture of paper hangings. See Register, v. i. 2. [1913 Webster] 7. (Mus.) (a) The compass of a voice or instrument; a specified portion of the compass of a voice, or a series of vocal tones of a given compass; as, the upper, middle, or lower register; the soprano register; the tenor register. [1913 Webster] Note: In respect to the vocal tones, the thick register properly extends below from the F on the lower space of the treble staff. The thin register extends an octave above this. The small register is above the thin. The voice in the thick register is called the chest voice; in the thin, the head voice. Falsetto is a kind off voice, of a thin, shrull quality, made by using the mechanism of the upper thin register for tones below the proper limit on the scale. --E. Behnke. [1913 Webster] (b) A stop or set of pipes in an organ. [1913 Webster] Parish register, A book in which are recorded the births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials in a parish. [1913 Webster] Syn: List; catalogue; roll; record; archives; chronicle; annals. See List. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Register \Reg"is*ter\ (r[e^]j"[i^]s*t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Registere (-t?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Registering.] [Cf. F. regisrer, exregistrer, LL. registrare. See Register, n.] 1. To enter in a register; to record formally and distinctly, as for future use or service. [1913 Webster] 2. To enroll; to enter in a list. [1913 Webster] Such follow him as shall be registered. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Securities) To enter the name of the owner of (a share of stock, a bond, or other security) in a register, or record book. A registered security is transferable only on the written assignment of the owner of record and on surrender of his bond, stock certificate, or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Registered letter, a letter, the address of which is, on payment of a special fee, registered in the post office and the transmission and delivery of which are attended to with particular care. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Register \Reg"is*ter\, v. i. 1. To enroll one's name in a register. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) To correspond in relative position; as, two pages, columns, etc., register when the corresponding parts fall in the same line, or when line falls exactly upon line in reverse pages, or (as in chromatic printing) where the various colors of the design are printed consecutively, and perfect adjustment of parts is necessary. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

register n 1: an official written record of names or events or transactions [syn: register, registry] 2: (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: a book in which names and transactions are listed 4: (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: an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room 6: a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device 7: a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill [syn: cash register, register] v 1: record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions 2: record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint" [syn: file, register] 3: enroll to vote; "register for an election" 4: be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?" [syn: record, register] 5: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'" [syn: read, register, show, record] 6: have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties [syn: cross-file, register] 7: show in one's face; "Her surprise did not register" 8: manipulate the registers of an organ 9: send by registered mail; "I'd like to register this letter" 10: enter into someone's consciousness; "Did this event register in your parents' minds?"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

504 Moby Thesaurus words for "register": English horn, French pitch, accord, account, account book, accountant, accounts payable ledger, accounts receivable ledger, act, act as foil, active list, adversaria, advise, agree, aide-memoire, amanuensis, annals, annotation, answer to, appear, archives, archivist, arm, armor, assail the ear, assent, assort with, balance sheet, bank ledger, bankbook, barnstorm, bassoon, be consistent, be glimpsed, be heard, be of one, be uniform with, betray, blacklist, bless, block flute, bombard, book, booking, bookkeeper, books, bound, bourdon, calendar, card ledger, caress the ear, carry, carve, cash register, cashbook, catalog, cataloging, catalogue, catch a likeness, cello, chalk, chalk up, champion, character, characterize, chart, check, check in, check sheet, checklist, chime, chromatic scale, chronicle, chronicling, chronology, civil list, claribel, clarinet, clarion, classical pitch, clerk, cloak, clock card, cohere, coincide, come home to, come out, 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guarantee, guard, hang together, harbor, harmonic flute, harmonize, haven, hedge about, height, high pitch, history, hit, hit off, hold together, hybrid stop, impanel, impanelment, impress, incise, index, indexing, indicate, inscribe, inscribing, inscription, insert, insertion, insure, interlock, intersect, inventory, inventorying, item, itemization, itemize, items, jibe, jot down, jotting, journal, keep, keep alive, keep from harm, keep intact, keep inviolate, keep safe, keep score, keep up, key, koppel flute, larigot, ledger, letters, librarian, limit, limn, list, listing, lock, log, logbook, logging, low pitch, maintain, major scale, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make an impression, make known, make oneself heard, make out, make safe, manifest, map, marginal note, marginalia, mark, mark down, marker, match, matriculate, matriculation, measure, melodia, melodic minor, memo, memoir, memorandum, memorial, mime, minor scale, minute, minutes, mixture, moderate, mutation stop, narrow, nazard, nestle, new philharmonic pitch, not destroy, not endanger, not expend, not use up, not waste, notary, notary public, notate, notation, note, note down, oboe, occur to, octave, octave scale, organ stop, overlap, paint, pantomime, parallel, passbook, patent, patter, penetrate, pentatonic scale, perform, philharmonic pitch, philosophical pitch, piccolo, picture, picturize, pigeonhole, pipe roll, pitch, place upon record, play, play the lead, playact, plein jeu, point to, police, poll, portray, posaune, post, post up, posting, preserve, principal, print, program, protect, prothonotary, purchase ledger, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, qualify, quint, quintaten, radius, range, rank, ranket, reach, reach the ear, read, record, record book, record clerk, record keeping, recordation, recorder, recording, recording instruments, recordist, reduce to writing, reed stop, reflect, register with, registrar, registration, registry, relic, remains, reminder, render, repertory, report, represent, respond to, restrain, restrict, retired list, reveal, ride shotgun for, rohr flute, roll, roll call, rolls, roster, rota, rub, safeguard, sales journal, sales ledger, save, say, scale, scant, schedule, schematize, scholia, scholium, scope, score, scorekeeper, scorer, screen, scribe, scrivener, scroll, secretary, secure, sesquialtera, set down, shawm, shelter, shield, show, shroud, sick list, sign in, sign on, sing in chorus, sink in, sketch, soak in, sort with, spare, specialize, specify, spectrum, spitz flute, square, square with, stand together, standard pitch, star, steal the show, stenographer, stint, stock ledger, stonecutter, stooge, stop, stopped diapason, stopped flute, stores ledger, straiten, stretch, string diapason, string stop, support, suspense ledger, sustain, sweep, symbolize, table, tabulate, tabulation, take a rubbing, take down, take note of, tally, tally sheet, tape, tape-record, temperament, tierce, till, time book, time chart, time scale, time schedule, time sheet, time study, timecard, timekeeper, timetable, token, tonality, tone, trace, trace out, trace over, transmit, tread the boards, tremolo, trombone, troupe, trumpet, tune, tuning, twelfth, unda maris, underwrite, uphold, upstage, vestige, vibrato, videotape, viola, voix celeste, vox angelica, vox humana, whole-tone scale, write, write down, write in, write out, write up
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

register 1. One of a small number of high-speed memory locations in a computer's CPU. Registers differ from ordinary random-access memory in several respects: There are only a small number of registers (the "register set"), typically 32 in a modern processor though some, e.g. SPARC, have as many as 144. A register may be directly addressed with a few bits. In contrast, there are usually millions of words of main memory (RAM), requiring at least twenty bits to specify a memory location. Main memory locations are often specified indirectly, using an indirect addressing mode where the actual memory address is held in a register. Registers are fast; typically, two registers can be read and a third written -- all in a single cycle. Memory is slower; a single access can require several cycles. The limited size and high speed of the register set makes it one of the critical resources in most computer architectures. Register allocation, typically one phase of the back-end, controls the use of registers by a compiled program. See also accumulator, FUBAR, orthogonal, register dancing, register allocation, register spilling. 2. An addressable location in a memory-mapped peripheral device. E.g. the transmit data register in a UART.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

REGISTER, common law. The certificate of registry granted to the person or persons entitled thereto, by the collector of the district, comprehending the port to which any ship or vessel shall belong; more properly, the registry itself. For the form, requisites, &c. of certificate of registry, see Act of Con. Dec. 31, 1792; Story's Laws U. S. 269 3 Kent, Com. 4th ed. 141.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

REGISTER, evidence. A book containing a record of facts as they occur, kept by public authority; a register of births, marriages and burials. 2. Although not originally intended for the purposes of evidence, public registers are in general admissible to prove the facts to which they relate. 3. In Pennsylvania, the registry of births, &c. made by any religious society in the state, is evidence by act of assembly, but it must be proved as at common law. 6 Binn. R. 416. A copy of the register of births and deaths of the Society of Friends in England, proved before the lord mayor of London by an ex parte affidavit, was allowed to be given in evidence to prove the death of a person; 1 Dall. 2; and a copy of a parish register in Barbadoes, certified to be a true copy by the rector, proved by the oath of a witness, taken before the deputy secretary of the island and notary public, under his hand and seal was held admissible to prove pedigree; the handwriting and office of the secretary being proved. 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383. 4. In North Carolina, a parish register of births, marriages and deaths, kept pursuant to the statute of that state, is evidence of pedigree. 2 Murphey's R. 47. 5. In Connecticut, a parish register has been received in evidence. 2 Root, R. 99. See 15 John. R. 226. Vide 1 Phil. Ev. 305; 1 Curt. R. 755; 6 Eng. Eccl. R. 452; Cov. on Conv. Ev. 304.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

REGISTER or REGISTRAR. An officer authorized by law to keep a record called a register or registry; as the register for the probate of wills.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Register, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia Population (2000): 164 Housing Units (2000): 73 Land area (2000): 0.780722 sq. miles (2.022060 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.780722 sq. miles (2.022060 sq. km) FIPS code: 64372 Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13 Location: 32.366495 N, 81.883543 W ZIP Codes (1990): 30452 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Register, GA Register