[[t]ˈrɛdʒ ə stər[/t]] n.
1) a book in which records of events, names, etc., are kept
2) a list or record of such events, names, etc
3) an entry in such a record or list
4) navig. an official document issued to a merchant ship as evidence of its nationality
5) registration or registry
6) a mechanical device by which certain data are automatically recorded
8) mad
a) the compass or range of a voice or an instrument
b) mad a part of this range produced in the same way and having the same quality
c) mad
stop 35), c)
9) bui a device for controlling the flow of warmed air or the like through an opening
10) pht pri proper relationship between two plane surfaces in photography, as corresponding plates in photoengraving
11) pri a precise adjustment or correspondence, as of lines or columns, esp. on the two sides of a printed leaf
12) ling. a variety of language typically used in a specific type of communicative setting:
an informal register[/ex]
13) cmp a high-speed storage location in a computer's CPU, used to store a related string of bits, as a word or phrase
14) to enter or cause to be entered in a register
15) to cause (mail) to be recorded upon delivery to a post office for safeguarding against loss, damage, etc., during transmission
16) to enroll (a student, voter, etc.)
17) to indicate by a record or scale, as instruments do
18) mil to adjust (fire) on a known point
19) to show (surprise, joy, anger, etc.), as by facial expression or by actions
20) to document (a merchant ship engaged in foreign trade)
21) to enter one's name or cause it to be entered in a register; enroll
22) to show:
A smile registered on her face[/ex]
23) to have some effect; make some impression
Etymology: 1350–1400; registre < MF, OF < ML registrum alter. of LL regesta catalog, list, n. use of neut. pl. of L regestus, ptp. of regerere to carry back, pile up, collect =re- re-+gerere to bear, wear reg′is•tra•ble, reg′is•ter•a•ble, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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