register

Definitions

  • The Registering Hygrometer
    The Registering Hygrometer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v register enter into someone's consciousness "Did this event register in your parents' minds?"
    • v register indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero","The gauge read `empty'"
    • v register record in a public office or in a court of law "file for divorce","file a complaint"
    • v register send by registered mail "I'd like to register this letter"
    • v register manipulate the registers of an organ
    • v register be aware of "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
    • v register show in one's face "Her surprise did not register"
    • v register enroll to vote "register for an election"
    • v register record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions
    • v register have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
    • n register a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill
    • n register a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device
    • n register an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room
    • n register (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
    • n register (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
    • n register an official written record of names or events or transactions
    • n register a book in which names and transactions are listed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Detroit, Michigan has more registered bowlers than any other city in the USA
    • Register (Com) A certificate issued by the collector of customs of a port or district to the owner of a vessel, containing the description of a vessel, its name, ownership, and other material facts. It is kept on board the vessel, to be used as an evidence of nationality or as a muniment of title.
    • Register A contrivance for automatically noting the performance of a machine or the rapidity of a process.
    • Register A lid, stopper, or sliding plate, in a furnace, stove, etc., for regulating the admission of air to the fuel; also, an arrangement containing dampers or shutters, as in the floor or wall of a room or passage, or in a chimney, for admitting or excluding heated air, or for regulating ventilation.
    • Register A machine for registering automatically the number of persons passing through a gateway, fares taken, etc.; a telltale.
    • Register (Com) A record containing a list and description of the merchant vessels belonging to a port or customs district.
    • Register (Mus) A stop or set of pipes in an organ.
    • Register A written account or entry; an official or formal enumeration, description, or record; a memorial record; a list or roll; a schedule. "As you have one eye upon my follies, . . . turn another into the register of your own."
    • Register One who registers or records; a registrar; a recorder; especially, a public officer charged with the duty of recording certain transactions or events; as, a register of deeds.
    • Register That which registers or records.
    • Register (Mus) The compass of a voice or instrument; a specified portion of the compass of a voice, or a series of vocal tones of a given compass; as, the upper, middle, or lower register; the soprano register; the tenor register .
    • Register (Print) The correspondence of pages, columns, or lines on the opposite or reverse sides of the sheet.
    • Register (Print) The correspondence or adjustment of the several impressions in a design which is printed in parts, as in chromolithographic printing, or in the manufacture of paper hangings. See Register v. i. 2.
    • Register (Print) The inner part of the mold in which types are cast.
    • Register The part of a telegraphic apparatus which records automatically the message received.
    • Register (Print) To correspond in relative position; as, two pages, columns, etc. , register when the corresponding parts fall in the same line, or when line falls exactly upon line in reverse pages, or (as in chromatic printing) where the various colors of the design are printed consecutively, and perfect adjustment of parts is necessary.
    • Register To enroll one's name in a register.
    • Register To enroll; to enter in a list. "Such follow him as shall be registered ."
    • Register To enter in a register; to record formally and distinctly, as for future use or service.
    • Register (Securities) To enter the name of the owner of (a share of stock, a bond, or other security) in a register, or record book. A registered security is transferable only on the written assignment of the owner of record and on surrender of his bond, stock certificate, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com
    • n register An official written account or entry, usually in a book regularly kept, as of acts, proceedings, or names, for preservation or for reference; a record; a list: a roll; also, the book in which such a record is kept: as, a parish register; a hotel register.
    • n register In com., a document issued by the customs authorities as evidence of a ship's nationality. See registration of British ships, under registration.
    • n register The printed list of signatures at the end of early printed books.
    • n register In music: The compass or range of a voice or an instrument.
    • n register A particular series of tones, within the compass of a voice or of certain instruments, which is produced in the same way and with the same quality: as, the chest-register of the voice, or the chalumeau register of the clarinet. The vocal registers are distinguished by quality more than by pitch, since the same tone can often be produced in more than one register. The difference lies in the way in which the larynx is used, but the exact nature of the process is disputed. The so-called head-register and chest-register include tones that call the cavities of the head and chest respectively into decided sympathetic vibration. The different vocal qualities are also called the low, middle, and high registers, or the thick, middle, and thin registers, depending in the first case upon the pitch of the tones for which they are best suited, and in the second upon the supposed condition of the vocal cords in producing them, or the quality of the tones produced.
    • n register In organ-building: Same as stop or stop-knob.
    • n register A perforated frame or board for holding a set of trackers in place.
    • n register A device for registering automatically the number of revolutions made or the amount of work done by machinery, or for recording the pressure of steam, air, or water, or other data, by means of apparatus deriving motion from the object or objects whose force, velocity, etc., it is desired to ascertain.
    • n register A contrivance for regulating the passage of heat or air, as the draft-regulating plate of a furnace, or the damper-plate of a locomotive engine; a perforated plate with valves governing the opening into a duct which admits warm air into a room for heat, or fresh air for ventilation, or which allows foul air to escape.
    • n register In printing, exact adjustment of position in the presswork of books or papers printed on both sides of the leaf. When pages, columns, and lines are truly square, and back one another precisely on the leaf, or when two or more adjacent colors meet without impinging, they are said to be in register; otherwise, out of register.
    • n register The inner part of the mold in which types are cast.
    • n register In bookbinding, a ribbon attached to a full-bound book to serve as a marker of place for the reader.
    • n register Synonyms Catalogue, etc. (see list), chronicle, archives.
    • register To enter in a register; indicate by registering; record in any way.
    • register To mark or indicate on a register or scale.
    • register In rope-making, to twist, as yarns, into a strand.
    • register Synonyms See record.
    • register To enter one's name, or cause it to bo entered, in a register, as at a hotel, or in the registry of qualified voters.
    • register In printing, etc.: To correspond exactly in symmetry, as columns or lines of printed matter on opposite sides of a leaf, so that line shall fall upon line and column upon column.
    • register To correspond exactly in position, as in color-printing, so that every different color-impression shall fall exactly in its proper place, forming no double lines, and neither leaving blank spaces nor passing the limits proper to any other color.
    • register In organ-playing, same as registrate.
    • n register One who registers: same as registrar.
    • n register Specifically In law: An officer of a United States district court, formerly appointed under the United States bankruptcy act, for the purpose of assisting the judge in the performance of his duties under that act, by attending to matters of detail and routine, or purely administrative in their character.
    • n register In some parts of the United States, an officer who receives and records deeds so as to give public notice thereof.
    • n register A float or buoy attached to a submarine cable while it is being paid out, to diminish the tension on the cable and the liability to injury from that cause.
    • register To enter (a letter) at a post-office as a registered letter (which see, under letter).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Colgate claims "Tooth Fairy" as a registered trademark.
    • n Register rej′is-tėr a written record, regularly kept: the book containing the register: that which registers or records: one who registers, as the Scotch 'Lord Clerk Register:' that which regulates, as the damper of a furnace or stove: a stop or range of pipes on the organ, &c.: the compass of a voice or of a musical instrument:
    • v.t Register to enter in a register: to record
    • n Register rej′is-tėr (print.) exact adjustment of position in the presswork of books printed on both sides
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Quotations

  • Grace Speare
    Grace Speare
    “Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind: repetitive application -- practice. What you practice is what you manifest.”
  • Italo Calvino
    Italo%20Calvino
    “Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.”
  • Anthony Marcel
    Anthony Marcel
    “Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.”
  • Henry C. Rogers
    Henry C. Rogers
    “Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward%20Gibbon
    “History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.”
  • Fulton John Sheen
    Fulton John Sheen
    “Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. registre, F. registre, LL. registrum,regestum, L. regesta, pl., fr. regerere, regestum, to carry back, to register; pref. re-, re- + gerere, to carry. See Jest, and cf. Regest
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. registre—Low L. registrum, for L. regestum, pl. regestare-, back, gerĕre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

Lieutenant Corbin registered the prisoner.
"The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan" by Unknown
Any way they registered my name on the books of the Island as Sarah Kidd.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
I just turned over on my side and registered joy all night long!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
They had suffered for the spans of lives to find that the clock had imperturbably registered brief intervals.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
Ellacombe (H. T.) on parish registers, 207.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
These women never register, never vote and never attend primaries except when compelled to do so.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
He told them that the law did not permit women to register.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
She paused to register her formal protest against Mamise's wicked addiction to tobacco.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Useless now, it registered zero.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
They meant to register and hang around for the lottery.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
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In poetry:

Touched by the finger of decay
Is every earthly love;
For joy, to shun my weary way,
Is registered above.
"Autumn" by Mary Baker Eddy
"Sent to say thy consecration
And thy vows have all been heard;
He doth graciously accept them,
In His book they're registered.
"Caleb's Vision" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Now leave me, when, enamoured of thy laws,
I make thy glory my supreme delight?
Now blot me from thy register, and cause
A faithful soul to perish from thy sight?
"The Vicissitudes Experienced In The Christian Life" by William Cowper
"The writhing wretch with furious heel
I crushed no mortal nigh;
But that same hour her dread appeal
Was registered on high;
And now with God I have to deal,
And dare not meet His eye!"
"The Slave Dealer" by Thomas Pringle
I register this vow, and am content
That it be so. Ah me!--yet, if the door
Shut on our heaven might be asunder rent
Even now, and I could see the way we went,
I might retract my vow, and say no more
I will forget.
"I Will Forget" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
After partaking of a hearty breakfast, he commenced his toilet,
Which, in his greatest trouble, he seldom did forget.
And while in the act of combing his hair,
He was visited by the Clerk Register, who made him stare,
"The Execution of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Bruins registered a time of 1:44.7, nearly 22 seconds ahead of Ponca City.
Ariel Brune plans to volunteer with younger kids at camp, with help from the Register Campership Fund.
That can mean only one thing: it's time to register your children for summer camp.
Scott Burk , who played football at Oklahoma State, helped Cherry Creek High School's baseball program register its first winning season.
You can register by calling 800-909-3681.
Preschool Story Hour for children on Wednesday, Dec 7, at 10:30 a.m. Grief During the Holidays meets Thursday at 10:30 am Pre-register.
Weekly Activities Preschool Story Hour for children on Wednesday, Dec 7, at 10:30 am Grief During the Holidays meets Thursday at 10:30 am Pre-register.
ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR FILE PHOTO.
Find out how to register for Halloween Hoot in East Grand Rapids.
All registered SONAR X1 customers can download the free SONAR X1A update at Cakewalk.com.
Registered SONAR 8.5 Producer, SONAR 8.5 Studio and V-Studio 700 (pictured) customers can download the SONAR 8.5.3 AudioSnap Update for free.
To register to attend, go to mdc.mo.gov and follow the hunter's education link.
The hospital is hosting a symposium October 13th, and the deadline to register is October 8th.
From Register staff reports / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER.
(the official registration kick-off party for the 'jeep jaunt ') 50 people who register win a "premium" item for registering.
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In science:

Hence when f is constant the final state of the control register is |0ni, whereas when f is evenly distributed the state is orthogonal to |0ni.
Quantum Algorithm for Generalized Deutsch-Jozsa Problem
We initialize the control register by |0n i.
Quantum Algorithm for Generalized Deutsch-Jozsa Problem
Stoll, A very fast shift-register sequence random number generator, J.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Wilding, Errors in Monte Carlo simulations using shift register random number generators, Int. J.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
ReadInStatus() reads in every status register of the random number generator.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
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