Meaning of REGISTER in English

— registerer , n. — registrability /rej'euh streuh bil"i tee/ , n. — registrable, registerable , adj.

/rej"euh steuhr/ , n.

1. a book in which records of acts, events, names, etc., are kept.

2. a list or record of such acts, events, etc.

3. an entry in such a book, record, or list.

4. an official document issued to a merchant ship as evidence of its nationality.

5. registration or registry.

6. a mechanical device by which certain data are automatically recorded.

7. See cash register .

8. Music.

a. the compass or range of a voice or an instrument.

b. a part of this range produced in the same way and having the same quality: the head register; the upper register of the clarinet.

c. (in an organ) a stop.

9. a device for controlling the flow of warmed air or the like through an opening, as from a duct to an interior, composed of a number of narrow, parallel blades, usually behind a grating, that may be adjusted so as to overlap and close the opening.

10. Photog. proper relationship between two plane surfaces in photography, as corresponding plates in photoengraving.

11. Print.

a. a precise adjustment or correspondence, as of lines, columns, etc., esp. on the two sides of a leaf.

b. correct relation or exact superimposition, as of colors in color printing.

12. a bookmark, esp. a ribbon attached to the spine of a book.

13. Ling. a variety of language typically used in a specific type of communicative setting: an informal register; the register of scientific discourse.

14. Computers. a high-speed storage location in the CPU, used to store a related string of bits, as a word or phrase.


15. to enter or cause to be entered formally in a register.

16. to cause (mail) to be recorded upon delivery to a post office for safeguarding against loss, theft, damage, etc., during transmission.

17. to enroll (a student, voter, etc.) in a school or course of study, on the voting rolls, etc.

18. to indicate by a record, as instruments do: The thermometer registered 102 degrees today.

19. to indicate or show, as on a scale.

20. Print. to adjust so as to secure exact correspondence; cause to be in register.

21. Mil. to adjust (fire) on a known point.

22. to show (surprise, joy, anger, etc.), as by facial expression or by actions.

23. to document (a merchant ship engaged in foreign trade) by issuing a certificate of registry.


24. to enter one's name or cause it to be entered in a register; enroll: to register at a motel.

25. to apply for and obtain inclusion of one's name on the list of voters.

26. to enroll in a school or course of study: I've registered for three English classes.

27. Print. to be in register.

28. to show: A broad smile registered on his face.

29. to have some effect; make some impression: My plea didn't register on him at all.

[ 1350-1400; ME registre registrum, regestrum, alter. of LL regesta catalog, list, n. use of neut. pl. of L regestus, ptp. of regerere to carry back, pile up, collect, equiv. to re- RE + ges-, s. of gerere to bear + -tus ptp. suffix; (v.) ME registren ( registrer ) registrare, deriv. of registrum ]

Syn. 1. record, ledger, archive. 2. roll, roster, catalogue, chronicle, schedule, annals. 15. enroll, list, record, catalogue, chronicle. 22. demonstrate, evince.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .