re|gis|ter1 W3S3 [ˈredʒıstə US -ər] n
1¦(official list)¦
2¦(language style)¦
5¦(heating control)¦
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: registre, from Medieval Latin registrum, from Latin regerere 'to bring back']
an official list of names of people, companies etc, or a book that has this list
register of
the official register of births, deaths, and marriages
Have you signed the hotel register ?
Police want a national register of DNA samples.
the electoral register
(=official list of voters)
call/take the register
BrE old-fashioned (=say the names of the students in a class, to check who is there)
2.) ¦(LANGUAGE STYLE)¦ [U and C]
technical the words, style, and grammar used by speakers and writers in a particular situation or in a particular type of writing
formal/informal register
letters written in a formal register
3.) ¦(MUSIC)¦ technical
the range of musical notes that someone's voice or a musical instrument can reach
the upper/middle/lower register
the upper register of the cello
4.) ¦(MACHINE)¦
a movable metal plate that controls the flow of air in a ↑heating or ↑cooling system
= ↑vent
register 2
register2 W3 v
1¦(on a list)¦
2¦(state your opinion)¦
5¦(show a feeling)¦
1.) ¦(ON A LIST)¦ [I and T]
to put someone's or something's name on an official list
The tanker is registered in Rotterdam.
register for
How many students have registered for English classes?
register with
You must bring your insurance card with you when you register with a dentist or doctor.
register a birth/death/marriage
The baby's birth was registered this morning.
be registered (as) unemployed/disabled etc
BrE (=be on an official list of a particular group)
2.) ¦(STATE YOUR OPINION)¦ [T] formal
to officially state your opinion about something so that everyone knows what you think or feel
The delegation registered a formal protest with US embassy officials Wednesday.
3.) ¦(REALIZE)¦ [I usually in negatives, T]
if something registers, or if you register it, you realize or notice it, and then remember it
She had told me her name before, but I guess it didn't register.
I'd been standing there for several minutes before he registered my presence.
4.) ¦(MEASUREMENT)¦ [I and T]
if an instrument registers an amount or if something registers on it, the instrument shows that amount
The thermometer registered 98.6°.
The earthquake registered 7.2 on the Richter scale.
5.) ¦(SHOW A FEELING)¦ [T] formal
to show or express a feeling
Her face registered shock and anger.
6.) ¦(MAIL)¦ [T]
BrE to send a package, letter etc by ↑registered post
Did you register the parcel?

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