1 noun
1 OFFICIAL LIST (C) an official list containing the names of all the people, organizations, or things of one particular type: a civil register of births, deaths and marriages | children on the `at risk' register
2 OFFICIAL BOOK (C) a book kept for a special purpose, such as in a church or registry office, which a man and woman sign after their marriage ceremony: the school attendance register
3 MUSIC (C) technical the range of musical notes that someone's voice or a musical instrument can reach
4 LANGUAGE STYLE (C, U) technical the words, style, and grammar used by speakers and writers in a particular situation or in a particular type of writing: the correct register for a formal social situation
5 BUSINESS MACHINE (C) a cash register
6 HEATING CONTROL (C) AmE a movable metal plate that controls the flow of air in a heating or cooling system
2 verb
a) (T) to record a name or details about someone or something in an official list: We are registering the baby's birth this morning. | The tanker is registered in Rotterdam. | be registered (as) unemployed/disabled etc (=be on an official list of a particular group)
b) (I) to put your name on an official list, for example when you arrive at a hotel, join a course of study etc
(+ for): How many students have registered for English classes?
2 SHOW A FEELING (T) to show or express a feeling: Her face registered shock and anger.
3 STATE YOUR OPINION (T) formal to officially state your opinion about something so that everyone knows what you think or feel: The delegation registered their protests at the White House meeting.
4 REALIZE (intransitive usually in negatives, transitive) if something registers, or if you register it, you notice it or realize it and then remember it: She must have told me her name, but it just didn't register. | I'd been standing there for several minutes before he registered my presence.
5 MEASUREMENT (I, T) if an instrument registers an amount or if an amount registers on it, the instrument shows or records that amount: The thermometer registered 98.6º.
6 MAIL (T) to send a parcel, letter etc by registered post: Did you register the parcel?

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.


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