Reg"is*ter, v. i. 1.
To enroll one's name in a register.
2. (Print.) To correspond in relative
position; as, two pages, columns, etc. , register when the
corresponding parts fall in the same line, or when line falls exactly
upon line in reverse pages, or (as in chromatic printing) where the
various colors of the design are printed consecutively, and perfect
adjustment of parts is necessary.
Reg"is*ter (?), v. t.
(Securities) To enter the name of the owner of (a share of
stock, a bond, or other security) in a register, or record book. A
registered security is transferable only on the written assignment of
the owner of record and on surrender of his bond, stock certificate,
or the like.
n. [OE. registre, F. registre, LL.
registrum,regestum, L. regesta, pl., fr.
regerere, regestum, to carry back, to register; pref.
re- re- + gerere to carry. See Jest, and cf.
Regest.] 1. A written account or entry; an
official or formal enumeration, description, or record; a memorial
record; a list or roll; a schedule.
As you have one eye upon my follies, . . . turn another
into the register of your own. Shak.
2. (Com.) (a) A record
containing a list and description of the merchant vessels belonging to
a port or customs district. (b) A
certificate issued by the collector of customs of a port or district
to the owner of a vessel, containing the description of a vessel, its
name, ownership, and other material facts. It is kept on board the
vessel, to be used as an evidence of nationality or as a muniment of
3. [Cf. LL. registrarius. Cf.
Regisrar.] One who registers or records; a registrar; a
recorder; especially, a public officer charged with the duty of
recording certain transactions or events; as, a register of
4. That which registers or records.
Specifically: (a) (Mech.) A contrivance
for automatically noting the performance of a machine or the rapidity
of a process. (b) (Teleg.) The part
of a telegraphic apparatus which records automatically the message
received. (c) A machine for registering
automatically the number of persons passing through a gateway, fares
taken, etc.; a telltale.
5. A lid, stopper, or sliding plate, in a
furnace, stove, etc., for regulating the admission of air to the fuel;
also, an arrangement containing dampers or shutters, as in the floor
or wall of a room or passage, or in a chimney, for admitting or
excluding heated air, or for regulating ventilation.
6. (Print.) (a) The
inner part of the mold in which types are cast.
(b) The correspondence of pages, columns, or
lines on the opposite or reverse sides of the sheet.
(c) The correspondence or adjustment of the
several impressions in a design which is printed in parts, as in
chromolithographic printing, or in the manufacture of paper hangings.
See Register, v. i. 2.
7. (Mus.) (a) The
compass of a voice or instrument; a specified portion of the compass
of a voice, or a series of vocal tones of a given compass; as, the
upper, middle, or lower register; the soprano register;
the tenor register.
☞ In respect to the vocal tones, the thick register
properly extends below from the F on the lower space of the treble
staff. The thin register extends an octave above this. The
small register is above the thin. The voice in the thick
register is called the chest voice; in the thin, the head
voice. Falsetto is a kind off voice, of a thin, shrull
quality, made by using the mechanism of the upper thin register for
tones below the proper limit on the scale. E. Behnke.
(b) A stop or set of pipes in an
Parish register, A book in which are recorded
the births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials in a
Syn. -- List; catalogue; roll; record; archives; chronicle;
annals. See List.
Reg"is*ter (rĕj"ĭs*tẽr), v.
t. [imp. & p. p. Registered (-
tẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Registering.]
[Cf. F. regisrer, exregistrer, LL. registrare.
See Register, n.] 1. To
enter in a register; to record formally and distinctly, as for future
use or service.
2. To enroll; to enter in a list.
Such follow him as shall be
Registered letter, a letter, the address of
which is, on payment of a special fee, registered in the post office
and the transmission and delivery of which are attended to with