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English noun: register

1. register (communication) an official written record of names or events or transactions


Broader (hypernym)written account, written record

Narrower (hyponym)cadaster, cadastre, check register, rent-roll, studbook

2. register (attribute) (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

Broader (hypernym)quality, timber, timbre, tone

Narrower (hyponym)chest register, chest tone, chest voice, head register, head tone, head voice

Domain categorymusic

3. register (possession) a book in which names and transactions are listed

Broader (hypernym)record

Narrower (hyponym)accounting, accounting system, inventory, method of accounting, payroll, paysheet

4. register (artifact) (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

Broader (hypernym)memory device, storage device

Narrower (hyponym)accumulator, accumulator register, counter, index register, shift register

Part meronymcomputer memory, computer storage, memory, memory board, storage, store

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

5. register (artifact) an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room

Broader (hypernym)air duct, air passage, airway

6. register (artifact) a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device

Broader (hypernym)regulator

Part meronymfurnace

7. register (artifact) a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill

Synonymscash register

Broader (hypernym)cashbox, money box, till

Part holonymadding machine, totaliser, totalizer

English verb: register

1. register (social) record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record

Narrower (hyponym)book, enrol, enroll, enter, file, inscribe, list, patent, recruit, register

2. register (communication) record in a public office or in a court of law

SamplesFile for divorce.
File a complaint.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)register

Narrower (hyponym)trademark

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. register (social) enroll to vote

SamplesRegister for an election.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe, recruit

4. register (perception) be aware of

SamplesDid you register any change when I pressed the button?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Entailcomprehend, perceive

Verb groupregister, register

5. register (communication) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

SamplesThe thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero.
The gauge read `empty'.

Synonymsread, record, show

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)indicate

Narrower (hyponym)say, show, strike

6. register (social) have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)campaign, run

Narrower (hyponym)slate

7. register (perception) show in one's face

SamplesHer surprise did not register.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)show, show up

Verb grouprecord, register

8. register (creation) manipulate the registers of an organ

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categorymusic

9. register (communication) send by registered mail

SamplesI'd like to register this letter.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mail, post, send

10. register (cognition) enter into someone's consciousness

SamplesDid this event register in your parents' minds?.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)affect

Verb grouprecord, register

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