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  1. [noun] an official written record of names or events or transactions
    Synonyms: registry

  2. [noun] (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

  3. [noun] a book in which names and transactions are listed

  4. [noun] (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. [noun] an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room

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

  7. [noun] a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill
    Synonyms: cash

  8. [verb] record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

  9. [verb] record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for divorce"; "file a complaint"
    Synonyms: file

  10. [verb] enroll to vote; "register for an election"

  11. [verb] be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
    Synonyms: record

  12. [verb] indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
    Synonyms: read, show, record

  13. [verb] have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
    Synonyms: cross-file

  14. [verb] show in one's face; "Her surprise did not register"

  15. [verb] manipulate the registers of an organ

  16. [verb] send by registered mail; "I'd like to register this letter"

  17. [verb] enter into someone's consciousness; "Did this event register in your parents' minds?"


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