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English noun: register

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


Synonymsregistry


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.


Synonymsfile


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?.


Synonymsrecord


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


Synonymscross-file


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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