Meaning of REGISTER in English

REGISTER

/ ˈredʒɪstə(r); NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

PUT NAME ON LIST

1.

register (at / for / with sth) | register sth (in sth) | register (sb) as sth to record your/sb's/sth's name on an official list :

[ vn ]

to register a birth / marriage / death

to register a company / trademark

The ship was registered in Panama.

[ vn - adj ]

She is officially registered (as) disabled.

[ v ]

to register with a doctor

to register at a hotel

GIVE OPINION PUBLICLY

2.

[ vn ] ( formal ) to make your opinion known officially or publicly :

China has registered a protest over foreign intervention.

ON MEASURING INSTRUMENT

3.

if a measuring instrument registers an amount or sth registers an amount on a measuring instrument, the instrument shows or records that amount :

[ v - n ]

The thermometer registered 32°C.

The earthquake registered 3 on the Richter scale.

The stock exchange has registered huge losses this week.

[also v ]

SHOW FEELING

4.

[ no passive ] ( formal ) to show or express a feeling :

[ vn ]

Her face registered disapproval.

[ v ]

Shock registered on everyone's face.

NOTICE STH

5.

[ no passive ] (often used in negative sentences) to notice sth and remember it; to be noticed :

[ vn ]

He barely registered our presence.

[ v ]

I told her my name, but it obviously didn't register.

LETTER / PACKAGE

6.

[ vn ] [ usually passive ] to send sth by mail, paying extra money to protect it against loss or damage :

Can I register this, please?

a registered letter

■ noun

LIST OF NAMES

1.

[ C ] an official list or record of names, items, etc.; a book that contains such a list :

a parish register (= of births, marriages and deaths)

to be on the electoral register / register of voters

Could you sign the hotel register please, sir?

( BrE )

The teacher called the register (= checked who was present at school) .

OF VOICE / INSTRUMENT

2.

[ C ] the range, or part of a range, of a human voice or a musical instrument :

in the upper / middle / lower register

OF WRITING / SPEECH

3.

[ C , U ] ( linguistics ) the level and style of a piece of writing or speech, that is usually appropriate to the situation that it is used in :

The essay suddenly switches from a formal to an informal register.

FOR HOT / COLD AIR

4.

[ C ] ( NAmE ) an opening, with a cover that you can have open or shut, that allows hot or cold air from a heating or cooling system into a room

—compare vent

MACHINE

5.

[ C ] ( NAmE ) = cash register

••

WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Old French regestre or medieval Latin regestrum , registrum , alteration of regestum , singular of late Latin regesta things recorded, from regerere enter, record.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.