Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “register”

register

verb  /ˈredʒ·ɪ·stər/ us  

register verb (RECORD)

[I/T] to record someone’s name or ownership of property on an official list: [T] I registered the car in my name. [+ to infinitive] Voters have until February 16 to register to vote in the primary. [I] Students are currently registering for summer courses. [I/T] If you register a letter or package when you mail it, you pay extra to have it recorded and receive special care in delivery.

register verb (MEASURE)

[I/T] (of an instrument) to measure and record an amount: [T] The thermometer registered 79°F. [I] The tremor barely registered on the Richter scale.

register verb (SHOW)

[T] to show an emotion by the expression on your face: Her face registered shock at the news.

register verb (HAVE EFFECT)

[I] to have some effect: The loss of her home has not really registered on her yet.

register

noun [C]  /ˈredʒ·ɪ·stər/ us  

register noun [C] (RANGE)

all the notes that a voice or musical instrument can produce, from the highest to the lowest

register noun [C] (MONEY)

short form ofcash register

register noun [C] (DEVICE)

a device that controls the flow of air from a heating or cooling system through an opening into a room

register noun [C] (RECORD)

a book containing an official list or record: The American Film Institute drew up a register of the 100 greatest American films ever made.
(Definition of register from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of register?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “register”

Definitions of “register” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More