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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun register:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb register:


The word register and its family (deregister, deregistered, deregistering, deregisters, deregistration, registered, registering, registers, registration) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun register

What does register mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: registers

  1. an official written record of names or events or transactions
  2. (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments
  3. a book in which names and transactions are listed
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: record = a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction
    • more specific terms:
  4. (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind
  5. an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room
  6. a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: regulator = any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
    • part of: furnace = an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
  7. a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill

Alternative definition of the noun register


  1. A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
  2. A book of such entries.
  3. An entry in such a book.
  4. The act of registering.
  5. A device that automatically records a quantity.
  6. [computing] Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
  7. [telecommunications] A list of received calls in a phone set.
  8. [printing] The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
  9. [music] The range of a voice or instrument.
  10. [music] An organ stop.
  11. [linguistics] A style of a language used in a particular context
  12. A grille at the outflow of a ventilation duct.

Specialised definition of the noun register

Glossary of justice

the formal records kept by a magistrates' court

  • region: UK

Definition of the verb register

What does register mean as a doing word?

Register is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: registered | registering | registers

  1. record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions
  2. record in a public office or in a court of law
  3. enroll to vote
    • example: register for an election
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: enrol / enroll / enter / inscribe / recruit = register formally as a participant or member
  4. be aware of
    • example: Did you register any change when I pressed the button?
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of register: record
    • entailment: comprehend / perceive = to become aware of through the senses
  5. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]He clocked the runners
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Value, not sentential clause]He clocked the runners at different speeds
      [Theme] [Verb] [Value]The package weighed ten pounds
      [Theme] [Verb] at [Value, not sentential clause]He clocked at 85km/hr

      Measure Verbs (with the same syntax): measure, read, total, weigh.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of register: read / record / show
    • more generic word: indicate = to state or express briefly
    • more specific words:
      • say = indicate
      • show = give evidence of, as of records
      • strike = indicate (a certain time) by striking
  6. have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of register: cross-file
    • more generic words: campaign / run = run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
    • more specific word: slate = enter on a list or slate for an election
  7. show in one's face
    • example: Her surprise did not register
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic terms: show / show up = be or become visible or noticeable
  8. manipulate the registers of an organ
    • domain: music
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: play = perform music on
  9. send by registered mail
    • example: I'd like to register this letter
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: mail / post / send = cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
  10. enter into someone's consciousness
    • example: Did this event register in your parents' minds?
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic word: affect = act physically on


Register is a town in Bulloch County, Georgia, United States. The population was 175 at the 2010 census.


  1. "Register" is a book by Leland Stanford Junior University.
  2. "Register" is a book by Carsten Höller.


  1. Register: In linguistics, a register is a variety of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting. For example, when speaking in a formal setting contrary to an informal setting, an English speaker may be more likely to use features of prescribed grammar— like pronouncing words ending in -ing with a velar nasal instead of an alveolar nasal, choosing more formal words, and refraining from using contractions like ain't.
    • also known as 語域
  2. Register: In music, a register is the relative "height" or range of a note, set of pitches or pitch classes, melody, part, instrument, or group of instruments. A higher register indicates higher pitch.
  3. Register: In art and archaeology, in sculpture as well as in painting, a register is a vertical level in a work that consists of several levels, especially where the levels are clearly separated by lines; modern comic books typically use similar conventions. It is thus comparable to a row, or a line in modern texts.
  4. Register: In phonology, a register or pitch register is a prosodic feature of syllables in certain languages, in which tone, vowel phonation, glottalization, or similar features depend upon each other. Burmese, Vietnamese and the Chinese dialect Shanghainese have such systems.
    • also known as 音區

Phrases with Register

Phrases starting with the word Register:

  1. Register Ton
  2. Register office
  3. register language
  4. Register Variable

Phrases ending with the word Register:

  1. cash register
  2. head register
  3. check register
  4. chest register
  5. index register
  6. shift register
  7. Branch Register
  8. Parish register
  9. Electoral register
  10. accumulator register
  11. Nonconformist register

Other phrase containing the word Register:

  1. Unlimited Register Machine

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Register

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Google previewEmbedded FreeBSD Cookbook (2002)

by Paul Cevoli

Header Type The header type register is an 8-bit register that defines the type of device.

CardBus CIS Pointer The CardBus CIS Pointer Register is a 32-bit register implemented by devices that share silicon between the cardbus and PCI bus ...

Google previewThe PMP® Certification Exam Study Guide (2016)

by Rosaldo de Jesus Nocêra

Risk register is the output of this process. A. Note that the question is “Which of the following options IS an input...

Google previewThe Organization and Management of Construction (2012)

Managing construction information by David Langford, Arkady Retik

The asset register is the core of an asset management system and its purpose is to provide information for better decisions. Current service potential of...

Google previewLanguage and Literacy in Social Practice (1994)

A Reader by Open University

The register is the semantic variety of which a text may be regarded as an instance.

Google previewSurface Imaginations (2015)

Cosmetic Surgery, Photography, and Skin by Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst

The Imaginary register is the level at which the ego operates, where we make identifications with others (individuals who are identified as “small o” others) and where we construct a coherent conscious narrative of ourselves with the ...

Google previewProceedings (1989)

... Annual Research Conference

The Statistics Canada Business Register Ian M. Cuthill Statistics Canada ABSTRACT The Statistics Canada Business Register is a central repository of information on all businesses in Canada. It is used as the frame for the entire economic ...

Google previewMathematical Approaches to Biological Systems (2015)

Networks, Oscillations, and Collective Motions by Toru Ohira, Tohru Uzawa

The membrane register is an N-bit bidirectional shift register having an integer state V 2 ZN Á f0;:::;N 1g encoded by the one-hot coding manner, where “Á” denotes “is defined by” hereafter. From a neuron model viewpoint, the state V can be ...

Google previewQueer Italy (2007)

Contexts, Antecedents and Representation by Miguel Andrés Malagreca, Miguel Malagreca

The first register is that of the imaginary. The recognition by the community, the identification triggered by the rituals of marriage, the ennobling that comes with making a family, the gratitude to ancestors, the planning of a happy future in family, ...

Google previewConcurrent Programming: Algorithms, Principles, and Foundations (2012)

by Michel Raynal

MWMR safe register An M WMR safe register is a safe register that can be written and read by several processes.

Google previewThe Arminian Magazine (1797)

Consisting of Extracts and Original Treatises on Universal Redemption by John Wesley

Dodfley's Annual Register is an anonymous book, -we only know the name of it's editor ; the New Annual Register is an anonymous book ; the Reviews are anonymous books ; but do •we, or will our posterity, esteem these books as- of no ...

Google previewSwitzerland Company Laws and Regulations Handbook (2009)

by Usa Ibp Usa

With the entry into the commercial register is the owner, the owner required to provide proper ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

The Register. The Prelate. The Sovereign. The Sovereign and Knights Companions being seated, the Register, in the absence of the Chancellor, read a new statute, by which it is ordained, that the said Order shall henceforth consist of the ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Computer Science (2004)

by Edwin D. Reilly

+ Index Register + Program Counter A register is a specialized storage element of the CPU consisting of storage elements that respond faster than those typically used to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Finance and Banking (2008)

by Jonathan Law, John Smullen

There is no legal requirement for such a register to be kept but if one exists it must be kept at the company's registered office or at a place notified to the Registrar of Companies. It must be available for inspection, to debenture-holders and ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology (2000)

by Philip A. Laplante

Translation of the addresses is performed by adding the contents of an appropriate base address register to the user address. base class in object- oriented programming, a class that has classes derived from it by means of inheritance.

Google previewA Dictionary of Accounting (2010)

by Jonathan Law

register of directors' interests company's constitutional documents. Some names are prohibited by law and will not be registered; these include names already registered and names that in the opinion of the Secretary of State are offensive.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies (2001)

by Mona Baker

Register analysis in translation studies Text analysis has largely been more concerned with characterizing than with explaining meaning. This is clear in an influential trend in applied text linguistics which has found its way into the literature on ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Everyday Inventions (2003)

by David John Cole, Eve Browning, Fred E. H. Schroeder

The cash register was revolutionized by digital integrated circuits and solid-state display technologies. These same technologies brought capable calculators into the home and school locker. CASH REGISTERS As retail establishments grew ...

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But in our enthusiasm, we could not resist a radical overhaul of the system, in which all of its major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed, and replaced with new weaknesses. (Bruce Leverett)
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Scrabble value of R1E1G2I1S1T1E1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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