Meaning of REGISTER in English

I. ˈre-jə-stər noun

Etymology: Middle English registre, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin registrum, alteration of Late Latin regesta, plural, register, from Latin, neuter plural of regestus, past participle of regerere to bring back, pile up, collect, from re- + gerere to bear

Date: 14th century

1. : a written record containing regular entries of items or details


a. : a book or system of public records

b. : a roster of qualified or available individuals

a civil service register

3. : an entry in a register


a. : a set of organ pipes of like quality : stop


(1) : the range of a human voice or a musical instrument

(2) : a portion of such a range similarly produced or of the same quality

c. : any of the varieties of a language that a speaker uses in a particular social context

5. : a grille often with shutters for admitting heated air or for ventilation

6. : registration , registry


a. : an automatic device registering a number or a quantity

b. : a number or quantity so registered

c. : cash register

8. : a condition of correct alignment or proper relative position

9. : a device (as in a computer) for storing small amounts of data ; especially : one in which data can be both stored and operated on

II. verb

( reg·is·tered ; reg·is·ter·ing -st(ə-)riŋ)

Date: 14th century

transitive verb


a. : to make or secure official entry of in a register

b. : to enroll formally especially as a voter or student

c. : to record automatically : indicate

d. : to make a record of : note

e. : perceive ; also : comprehend

2. : to make or adjust so as to correspond exactly

3. : to secure special protection for (a piece of mail) by prepayment of a fee

4. : to convey an impression of : express

5. : achieve

register ed an impressive victory

intransitive verb


a. : to enroll one's name in a register

register ed at the hotel

b. : to enroll one's name officially as a prerequisite for voting

c. : to enroll formally as a student


a. : to correspond exactly

b. : to be in correct alignment or register

3. : to make or convey an impression

III. noun

Etymology: Middle English, probably alteration of registrer

Date: circa 1532

: registrar

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.