Meaning of REGISTER in English


I. re ‧ gis ‧ ter 1 S3 W3 AC /ˈredʒəstə, ˈredʒɪstə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ register , ↑ registration , ↑ registry ; verb : ↑ register ]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: registre , from Medieval Latin registrum , from Latin regerere 'to bring back' ]

1 . OFFICIAL LIST [countable] an official list of names of people, companies etc, or a book that has this list

register of

the official register of births, deaths, and marriages

Have you signed the hotel register?

Police want a national register of DNA samples.

the electoral register (=official list of voters)

call/take the register British English old-fashioned (=say the names of the students in a class, to check who is there)

2 . LANGUAGE STYLE [uncountable and countable] technical the words, style, and grammar used by speakers and writers in a particular situation or in a particular type of writing

formal/informal register

letters written in a formal register

3 . MUSIC [countable] technical the range of musical notes that someone’s voice or a musical instrument can reach

the upper/middle/lower register

the upper register of the cello

4 . MACHINE [countable] a ↑ cash register

5 . HEATING CONTROL [countable] American English a movable metal plate that controls the flow of air in a ↑ heating or ↑ cooling system SYN vent

II. register 2 S3 W3 AC BrE AmE verb

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ register , ↑ registration , ↑ registry ; verb : ↑ register ]

1 . ON A LIST [intransitive and transitive] to put someone’s or something’s name on an official list:

The tanker is registered in Rotterdam.

register for

How many students have registered for English classes?

register with

You must bring your insurance card with you when you register with a dentist or doctor.

register a birth/death/marriage

The baby’s birth was registered this morning.

be registered (as) unemployed/disabled etc British English (=be on an official list of a particular group)

2 . STATE YOUR OPINION [transitive] formal to officially state your opinion about something so that everyone knows what you think or feel:

The delegation registered a formal protest with US embassy officials Wednesday.

3 . REALIZE [intransitive usually in negatives, transitive] if something registers, or if you register it, you realize or notice it, and then remember it:

She had told me her name before, but I guess it didn’t register.

I’d been standing there for several minutes before he registered my presence.

4 . MEASUREMENT [intransitive and transitive] if an instrument registers an amount or if something registers on it, the instrument shows that amount:

The thermometer registered 98.6°.

The earthquake registered 7.2 on the Richter scale.

5 . SHOW A FEELING [transitive] formal to show or express a feeling:

Her face registered shock and anger.

6 . MAIL [transitive] British English to send a package, letter etc by ↑ registered post :

Did you register the parcel?

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.