"register" in the noun sense
1. register, registry
an official written record of names or events or transactions
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
a book in which names and transactions are listed
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
an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room
a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device
7. cash register, register
a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions used in shops to add up the bill
"register" in the verb sense
record in writing enter into a book of names or events or transactions
2. file, register
record in a public office or in a court of law
"file for divorce"
"file a complaint"
enroll to vote
"register for an election"
4. record, register
be aware of
"Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
5. read, register, show, record
indicate a certain reading of gauges and instruments
"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
"The gauge read `empty'"
6. cross-file, register
have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
show in one's face
"Her surprise did not register"
manipulate the registers of an organ
send by registered mail
"I'd like to register this letter"
enter into someone's consciousness
"Did this event register in your parents' minds?"
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