Definition of register noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪstə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪstər//
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  1. 1  [countable] an official list or record of names, items, etc.; a book that contains such a list a parish register (= of births, marriages and deaths) to be on the electoral register/register of voters Could you sign the hotel register please, sir? (British English) The teacher called the register (= checked who was present at school). See related entries: School life
  2. of voice/instrument
  3. 2 [countable] the range, or part of a range, of a human voice or a musical instrument in the upper/middle/lower register
  4. of writing/speech
  5. 3[countable, uncountable] (linguistics) the level and style of a piece of writing or speech, that is usually appropriate to the situation that it is used in The essay suddenly switches from a formal to an informal register. Wordfinderalphabetical, definition, dictionary, entry, example, headword, meaning, part of speech, pronunciation, register
  6. for hot/cold air
  7. 4[countable] (North American English) an opening, with a cover that you can have open or shut, that allows hot or cold air from a heating or cooling system into a room compare vent
  8. machine
  9. 5[countable] (North American English) = cash register
  10. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French regestre or medieval Latin regestrum, registrum, alteration of regestum, singular of late Latin regesta ‘things recorded’, from regerere ‘enter, record’.Extra examples CEOs who were listed in a social register Dr Shaw was struck off the medical register for misconduct. He has adopted an informal register so as not to alienate his audience. He has been placed on the sex offenders’ register. It was the last entry in the register. She was asked to draw up a register of suitable sites. The Leas married in a register office. The bride and bridegroom signed the register. The teacher takes the register at the beginning of each class. Their names had been entered in the register as owners of the company. There are 36 children on the register. They keep a register of all those who have contributed to the fund. a register containing details of four million cars boy trebles singing in high registers residents listed on the electoral register the keeping of an attendance register the lower register of the piano ways of reconciling bank statements with check registers All births, marriages and deaths were recorded in the parish register. All those appearing on the register must inform the authorities of any change of address. Could you sign the hotel register please? Make sure your name is on the electoral register/​register of voters. The boys were put on the at-risk register. The teacher called the register. You can put your name on a register of people who do not wish to receive sales calls.
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