I. 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 2. 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 4. a. a set of organ pipes of like quality ; stop b. (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 7. 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 (registered; registering) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. 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 <
registered an impressive victory
intransitive verb 1. a. to enroll one's name in a register <
registered at the hotel
b. to enroll one's name officially as a prerequisite for voting c. to enroll formally as a student 2. 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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