Definition - Noun
[Anglo-French registre, from Medieval Latin registrum, alteration of Late Latin regesta, pl., register, from Latin, neuter plural of regestus, past participle of regerere to bring back, pile up, collect]
1  : a written record containing regular entries of items or details
: See also police register
2 a  : a book or system of public records (as titles or patents)
b  : a roster of qualified or available individuals
c  : the formal record maintained by a corporation of the names and addresses of holders of its registered securities
3  : See also registry
4  [probably alteration of Middle English registrer registrar]
: See also registrar

Definition - Verb
1  : to make or secure official entry of in a register <~ a car> <~ a title>
2  : to enroll formally esp. as a voter or student
3  : to secure special protection for (a piece of mail) by prepayment of a fee
1  : to enroll one's name in a register
2  : to enroll one's name officially as a prerequisite for voting

Pronunciation Key

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  • \[^&]\ as e in kitt en
  • \&r\ as ur and er in f urther
  • \a\ as a inash
  • \A\ as a in ace
  • \?\ as o in m op
  • \au\ as ou in ou t
  • \ch\ as ch in ch in
  • \e\ as e in bet
  • \E\ as ea in easy
  • \g\ as g in go
  • \i\ as i in hit
  • \I\ as i in ice
  • \j\ as j in job
  • \[ng]\ as ng in sing
  • \O\ as o in go
  • \o\ as aw in law
  • \oi\ as oy in boy
  • \th\ as th in thin
  • \[th_]\ as thin the
  • \?\ as oo in loot
  • \u\ as oo in foot
  • \y\ as y in yet
  • \zh\ as si in vision

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