n. & v.
1 an official list e.g. of births, marriages, and deaths, of shipping, of professionally qualified persons, or of qualified voters in a constituency.
2 a book in which items are recorded for reference.
3 a device recording speed, force, etc.
4 (in electronic devices) a location in a store of data, used for a specific purpose and with quick access time.
5 a the compass of a voice or instrument. b a part of this compass (lower register).
6 an adjustable plate for widening or narrowing an opening and regulating a draught, esp. in a fire-grate.
7 a a set of organ pipes. b a sliding device controlling this.
8 = cash register (see CASH(1)).
9 Linguistics each of several forms of a language (colloquial, formal, literary, etc.) usually used in particular circumstances.
10 Printing the exact correspondence of the position of printed matter on the two sides of a leaf.
11 Printing & Photog. the correspondence of the position of colour-components in a printed positive.
1 tr. set down (a name, fact, etc.) formally; record in writing.
2 tr. make a mental note of; notice.
3 tr. enter or cause to be entered in a particular register.
4 tr. entrust (a letter etc.) to a post office for transmission by registered post.
5 intr. & refl. put one's name on a register, esp. as an eligible voter or as a guest in a register kept by a hotel etc.
6 tr. (of an instrument) record automatically; indicate.
7 a tr. express (an emotion) facially or by gesture (registered surprise). b intr. (of an emotion) show in a person's face or gestures.
8 intr. make an impression on a person's mind (did not register at all).
9 intr. & tr. Printing correspond or cause to correspond exactly in position.
Phrases and idioms:
registered nurse a nurse with a State certificate of competence. registered post a postal procedure with special precautions for safety and for compensation in case of loss. register office Brit. a State office where civil marriages are conducted and births, marriages, and deaths are recorded with the issue of certificates.
The name in official use, and generally preferred to registry office.
registrable adj.
Etymology: ME & OF regestre, registre or med.L regestrum, registrum, alt. of regestum f. LL regesta things recorded (as RE-, L gerere gest- carry)

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