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Definition 1: a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device - [noun denoting artifact]

(register is a kind of ...) any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.

(... is part of register) an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.

Definition 2: an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room - [noun denoting artifact]

(register is a kind of ...) a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)

Definition 3: a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for register in the sense of this definition

(register is a kind of ...) a strongbox for holding cash

(register is a part of ...) a calculator that performs simple arithmetic functions

Definition 4: (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 - [noun denoting artifact]

(register is a kind of ...) a device that preserves information for retrieval

(... is a kind of register ) (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register

(... is a kind of register ) (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

(... is a kind of register ) (computer science) a register used to determine the address of an operand

(... is a kind of register ) (computer science) register in which all bits can be shifted one or more positions to the left or to the right

(... is part of register) an electronic memory device

"a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"

(register belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 5: (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 - [noun denoting attribute]

(register is a kind of ...) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

"the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely" "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"

(... is a kind of register ) the higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head

(... is a kind of register ) the lower ranges of the voice in speaking or singing

(register belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 6: an official written record of names or events or transactions - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for register in the sense of this definition

(register is a kind of ...) a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events

(... is a kind of register ) a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land; made for the purpose of taxation

(... is a kind of register ) a register of checks issued (usually in numeric order)

(... is a kind of register ) official record of the pedigree of purebred animals especially horses

(... is a kind of register ) a register of rents; includes the names of tenants and the amount of rent they pay

Definition 7: a book in which names and transactions are listed - [noun denoting possession]

(register is a kind of ...) a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction

"they could find no record of the purchase"

(... is a kind of register ) a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts

(... is a kind of register ) (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods

(... is a kind of register ) a list of employees and their salaries

"the company had a long payroll"

Definition 8: enter into someone's consciousness - [verb of cognition]

Samples where register or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Did this event register in your parents' minds?

(register is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(register has a similar meaning as ...) be aware of

"Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"

Definition 9: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments - [verb of communication]

Samples where register or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
  • The gauge read `empty'

Synonyms for register in the sense of this definition

(register is a kind of ...) to state or express briefly

"indicated his wishes in a letter"

(... is a kind of register ) indicate

"The clock says noon"

(... is a kind of register ) give evidence of, as of records

"The diary shows his distress that evening"

(... is a kind of register ) indicate (a certain time) by striking

"The clock struck midnight" "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

Definition 10: record in a public office or in a court of law - [verb of communication]

Samples where register or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • file for divorce
  • file a complaint

Synonyms for register in the sense of this definition

(register is a kind of ...) record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

(... is a kind of register ) register the trademark of

"The company trademarked their new gadget"

(register belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 11: send by registered mail - [verb of communication]

Samples where register or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'd like to register this letter

(register is a kind of ...) cause to be directed or transmitted to another place

"send me your latest results" "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"

Definition 12: manipulate the registers of an organ - [verb of creation]

(register is a kind of ...) perform music on (a musical instrument)

"He plays the flute" "Can you play on this old recorder?"

(register belongs to category ...) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

Definition 13: be aware of - [verb of perception]

Samples where register or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Did you register any change when I pressed the button?

Synonyms for register in the sense of this definition

(register implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(register has a similar meaning as ...) enter into someone's consciousness

"Did this event register in your parents' minds?"

(register has a similar meaning as ...) show in one's face

"Her surprise did not register"

Definition 14: show in one's face - [verb of perception]

Samples where register or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her surprise did not register

(register is a kind of ...) be or become visible or noticeable

"His good upbringing really shows" "The dirty side will show"

(register has a similar meaning as ...) be aware of

"Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"

(register is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of register ) record in a public office or in a court of law

"file for divorce" "file a complaint"

(... is a kind of register ) grant rights to; grant a patent for

(... is a kind of register ) register formally as a participant or member

"The party recruited many new members"

(... is a kind of register ) include in a list

"Am I listed in your register?"

(... is a kind of register ) register in a hotel booker

Samples where register or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • register for an election

(register is a kind of ...) register formally as a participant or member

"The party recruited many new members"

Synonyms for register in the sense of this definition

(register is a kind of ...) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

"Who's running for treasurer this year?"

(... is a kind of register ) enter on a list or slate for an election

"He was slated for borough president"

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