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Meaning of REGISTER

Pronunciation:  'rejistur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill
  2. [n]  a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device
  3. [n]  an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room
  4. [n]  (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
  5. [n]  the timbre characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice
  6. [n]  an official written record of names or events or transactions
  7. [n]  a book in which names and transactions are listed
  8. [v]  register in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint"
  9. [v]  enter into someone's consciousness; "Did this event register in your parents' minds?"
  10. [v]  indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
  11. [v]  send by registered mail; "I'd like to register this letter"
  12. [v]  register to vote; "register for an election"
  13. [v]  manipulate the registers of an organ
  14. [v]  be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
  15. [v]  show in one's face; "Her surprise did not register"
  16. [v]  record in writing; enter into a register
  17. [v]  register as a candidate for several parties

REGISTER is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: cash register, cross-file, file, read, record, record, registry, show
 See Also: accounting, accounting system, accumulator, accumulator register, adding machine, affect, air duct, air passage, airway, book, cadaster, cadastre, campaign, cashbox, chest register, chest tone, chest voice, comprehend, computer memory, computer storage, counter, enrol, enroll, enter, file, furnace, head register, head tone, head voice, index register, indicate, inscribe, inventory, list, mail, memory, memory board, memory device, method of accounting, money box, patent, payroll, paysheet, perceive, play, post, put down, quality, record, record, recruit, register, register, regulator, rent-roll, run, say, send, shift register, show, show up, slate, storage, storage device, store, strike, studbook, till, timber, timbre, tone, totaliser, totalizer, written account, written record



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Reg"is*ter\, v. t. (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.
  2. \Reg"is*ter\ (r[e^]j"[i^]s*t[~e]r), n. [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}.]
    1. 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. --Shak.
    2. (Com.)
       (a) A record containing a list and description of the
           merchant vessels belonging to a port or customs
       (b) 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.
    3. [Cf. LL. registrarius. Cf. {Regisrar}.] 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.
    4. That which registers or records. Specifically:
       (a) (Mech.) A contrivance for automatically noting the
           performance of a machine or the rapidity of a process.
       (b) (Teleg.) The part of a telegraphic apparatus which
           records automatically the message received.
       (c) A machine for registering automatically the number of
           persons passing through a gateway, fares taken, etc.;
           a telltale.
    5. 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
    6. (Print.)
       (a) The inner part of the mold in which types are cast.
       (b) The correspondence of pages, columns, or lines on the
           opposite or reverse sides of the sheet.
       (c) 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.
    7. (Mus.)
       (a) 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
    Note: In respect to the vocal tones, the thick register
          properly extends below from the F on the lower space of
          the treble staff. The thin register extends an octave
          above this. The small register is above the thin. The
          voice in the thick register is called the chest voice;
          in the thin, the head voice. Falsetto is a kind off
          voice, of a thin, shrull quality, made by using the
          mechanism of the upper thin register for tones below
          the proper limit on the scale. --E. Behnke.
       (b) A stop or set of pipes in an organ.
    {Parish register}, A book in which are recorded the births,
       baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials in a parish.
    Syn: List; catalogue; roll; record; archives; chronicle;
         annals. See {List}.
  3. \Reg"is*ter\ (r[e^]j"[i^]s*t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Registered} (-t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Registering}.] [Cf.
    F. regisrer, exregistrer, LL. registrare. See {Register}, n.]
    1. To enter in a register; to record formally and distinctly,
       as for future use or service.
    2. To enroll; to enter in a list.
             Such follow him as shall be registered. --Milton.
    {Registered letter}, a letter, the address of which is, on
       payment of a special fee, registered in the post office
       and the transmission and delivery of which are attended to
       with particular care.
  4. \Reg"is*ter\, v. i.
    1. To enroll one's name in a register.
    2. (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
Computing Dictionary

1. One of a small number of high-speed memory locations in a computer's cpu. Registers differ from ordinary random access memory in several respects:

There are only a small number of registers (the "register set"), typically 32 in a modern processor though some, e.g. sparc, have as many as 144. A register may be directly addressed with a few bits. In contrast, there are usually millions of words of main memory (RAM), requiring at least twenty bits to specify a memory location. Main memory locations are often specified indirectly, using an indirect addressing mode where the actual memory address is held in a register.

Registers are fast; typically, two registers can be read and a third written -- all in a single cycle. Memory is slower; a single access can require several cycles.

The limited size and high speed of the register set makes it one of the critical resources in most computer architectures. register allocation, typically one phase of the back-end, controls the use of registers by a compiled program.

See also accumulator, fubar, orthogonal, register dancing, register allocation, register spilling.

2. An addressable location in a memory-mapped peripheral device. E.g. the transmit data register in a uart.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you register at a hotel under an alias means that you will undertake some guilty enterprise that will give you much distress. You will lose your peace of mind. Dreaming that someone else is registering into a hotel using your name means that you will leave some work that others will have to finish for you.