/ ˈredʒɪstə(r); NAmE / verb , noun
PUT NAME ON LIST
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
[ vn ] ( formal ) to make your opinion known officially or publicly :
China has registered a protest over foreign intervention.
ON MEASURING INSTRUMENT
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 ]
[ no passive ] ( formal ) to show or express a feeling :
[ vn ]
Her face registered disapproval.
[ v ]
Shock registered on everyone's face.
[ 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
[ 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
LIST OF NAMES
[ 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
[ 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
[ 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
[ 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
[ C ] ( NAmE ) = cash register
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.