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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Register \Reg"is*ter\ (r?j"?s*t?r), 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.
        [1913 Webster]
              As you have one eye upon my follies, . . . turn
              another into the register of your own. --Shak.
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     2. (Com.)
        (a) A record containing a list and description of the
            merchant vessels belonging to a port or customs
        (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 title.
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     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 deeds.
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     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.
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     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
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     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.
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     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
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     Note: 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.
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        (b) A stop or set of pipes in an organ.
            [1913 Webster]
     Parish register, A book in which are recorded the births,
        baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials in a parish.
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     Syn: List; catalogue; roll; record; archives; chronicle;
          annals. See List.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Register \Reg"is*ter\ (r[e^]j"[i^]s*t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Registere (-t?rd); 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.
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     2. To enroll; to enter in a list.
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              Such follow him as shall be registered. --Milton.
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     3. (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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     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 particular care.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Register \Reg"is*ter\, v. i.
     1. To enroll one's name in a register.
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     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
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an official written record of names or events or
           transactions [syn: register, registry]
      2: (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: a book in which names and transactions are listed
      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
      5: an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for
         admitting or excluding heated air from the room
      6: a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of
         air into a furnace or other heating device
      7: a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions;
         used in shops to add up the bill [syn: cash register,
      v 1: record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or
      2: record in a public office or in a court of law; "file for
         divorce"; "file a complaint" [syn: file, register]
      3: enroll to vote; "register for an election"
      4: be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the
         button?" [syn: record, register]
      5: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The
         thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge
         read `empty'" [syn: read, register, show, record]
      6: have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
         [syn: cross-file, register]
      7: show in one's face; "Her surprise did not register"
      8: manipulate the registers of an organ
      9: send by registered mail; "I'd like to register this letter"
      10: enter into someone's consciousness; "Did this event register
          in your parents' minds?"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  504 Moby Thesaurus words for "register":
     English horn, French pitch, accord, account, account book,
     accountant, accounts payable ledger, accounts receivable ledger,
     act, act as foil, active list, adversaria, advise, agree,
     aide-memoire, amanuensis, annals, annotation, answer to, appear,
     archives, archivist, arm, armor, assail the ear, assent,
     assort with, balance sheet, bank ledger, bankbook, barnstorm,
     bassoon, be consistent, be glimpsed, be heard, be of one,
     be uniform with, betray, blacklist, bless, block flute, bombard,
     book, booking, bookkeeper, books, bound, bourdon, calendar,
     card ledger, caress the ear, carry, carve, cash register, cashbook,
     catalog, cataloging, catalogue, catch a likeness, cello, chalk,
     chalk up, champion, character, characterize, chart, check,
     check in, check sheet, checklist, chime, chromatic scale,
     chronicle, chronicling, chronology, civil list, claribel, clarinet,
     clarion, classical pitch, clerk, cloak, clock card, cohere,
     coincide, come home to, come out, communicate, compass,
     compass about, concert flute, concur, condition, confine, conform,
     conform with, conserve, consist with, contact, contain, cooperate,
     copyright, cornet, cornopean, correspond, correspondence,
     cost card, cost ledger, cost sheet, cover, cromorna, cushion, cut,
     cymbel, date slip, datebook, dawn on, daybook, defend, delineate,
     depict, depth, diagram, diapason, diary, directory, discipline,
     display, divulge, docket, documentalist, documentation,
     dodecuple scale, dovetail, draw, draw the line, dulciana, emote,
     emotionalize, engrave, engraver, enharmonic scale, enlistment,
     enroll, enrollment, enscroll, ensure, enter, entering, entry,
     enumerate, enumeration, exhibit, express, factory ledger,
     fall in together, fence, fend, file, filing clerk, fill out,
     fit together, flute stop, footnote, foundation stop, fourniture,
     gain a hearing, gamba, gamut, gedeckt, gemshorn, get across,
     get over, get through to, get to, get top billing, go together,
     go with, grave, great scale, guarantee, guard, hang together,
     harbor, harmonic flute, harmonize, haven, hedge about, height,
     high pitch, history, hit, hit off, hold together, hybrid stop,
     impanel, impanelment, impress, incise, index, indexing, indicate,
     inscribe, inscribing, inscription, insert, insertion, insure,
     interlock, intersect, inventory, inventorying, item, itemization,
     itemize, items, jibe, jot down, jotting, journal, keep, keep alive,
     keep from harm, keep intact, keep inviolate, keep safe, keep score,
     keep up, key, koppel flute, larigot, ledger, letters, librarian,
     limit, limn, list, listing, lock, log, logbook, logging, low pitch,
     maintain, major scale, make a memorandum, make a note,
     make an entry, make an impression, make known, make oneself heard,
     make out, make safe, manifest, map, marginal note, marginalia,
     mark, mark down, marker, match, matriculate, matriculation,
     measure, melodia, melodic minor, memo, memoir, memorandum,
     memorial, mime, minor scale, minute, minutes, mixture, moderate,
     mutation stop, narrow, nazard, nestle, new philharmonic pitch,
     not destroy, not endanger, not expend, not use up, not waste,
     notary, notary public, notate, notation, note, note down, oboe,
     occur to, octave, octave scale, organ stop, overlap, paint,
     pantomime, parallel, passbook, patent, patter, penetrate,
     pentatonic scale, perform, philharmonic pitch, philosophical pitch,
     piccolo, picture, picturize, pigeonhole, pipe roll, pitch,
     place upon record, play, play the lead, playact, plein jeu,
     point to, police, poll, portray, posaune, post, post up, posting,
     preserve, principal, print, program, protect, prothonotary,
     purchase ledger, put down, put in writing, put on paper,
     put on tape, qualify, quint, quintaten, radius, range, rank,
     ranket, reach, reach the ear, read, record, record book,
     record clerk, record keeping, recordation, recorder, recording,
     recording instruments, recordist, reduce to writing, reed stop,
     reflect, register with, registrar, registration, registry, relic,
     remains, reminder, render, repertory, report, represent,
     respond to, restrain, restrict, retired list, reveal,
     ride shotgun for, rohr flute, roll, roll call, rolls, roster, rota,
     rub, safeguard, sales journal, sales ledger, save, say, scale,
     scant, schedule, schematize, scholia, scholium, scope, score,
     scorekeeper, scorer, screen, scribe, scrivener, scroll, secretary,
     secure, sesquialtera, set down, shawm, shelter, shield, show,
     shroud, sick list, sign in, sign on, sing in chorus, sink in,
     sketch, soak in, sort with, spare, specialize, specify, spectrum,
     spitz flute, square, square with, stand together, standard pitch,
     star, steal the show, stenographer, stint, stock ledger,
     stonecutter, stooge, stop, stopped diapason, stopped flute,
     stores ledger, straiten, stretch, string diapason, string stop,
     support, suspense ledger, sustain, sweep, symbolize, table,
     tabulate, tabulation, take a rubbing, take down, take note of,
     tally, tally sheet, tape, tape-record, temperament, tierce, till,
     time book, time chart, time scale, time schedule, time sheet,
     time study, timecard, timekeeper, timetable, token, tonality, tone,
     trace, trace out, trace over, transmit, tread the boards, tremolo,
     trombone, troupe, trumpet, tune, tuning, twelfth, unda maris,
     underwrite, uphold, upstage, vestige, vibrato, videotape, viola,
     voix celeste, vox angelica, vox humana, whole-tone scale, write,
     write down, write in, write out, write up

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1. One of a small number of high-speed memory locations in a
     computer's CPU.  Registers differ from ordinary
     random-access memory in several respects:
     There are only a small number of registers (the "register
     set"), typically 32 in a modern processor though some,
     e.g. SPARC, have as many as 144.  A register may be directly
     addressed with a few bits.  In contrast, there are usually
     millions of words of main memory (RAM), requiring at least
     twenty bits to specify a memory location.  Main memory
     locations are often specified indirectly, using an indirect
     addressing mode where the actual memory address is held in a
     Registers are fast; typically, two registers can be read and a
     third written -- all in a single cycle.  Memory is slower; a
     single access can require several cycles.
     The limited size and high speed of the register set makes it
     one of the critical resources in most computer architectures.
     Register allocation, typically one phase of the back-end,
     controls the use of registers by a compiled program.
     See also accumulator, FUBAR, orthogonal, register
     dancing, register allocation, register spilling.
     2. An addressable location in a memory-mapped peripheral
     device.  E.g. the transmit data register in a UART.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REGISTER, common law. The certificate of registry granted to the person or 
  persons entitled thereto, by the collector of the district, comprehending 
  the port to which any ship or vessel shall belong; more properly, the 
  registry itself. For the form, requisites, &c. of certificate of registry, 
  see Act of Con. Dec. 31, 1792; Story's Laws U. S. 269 3 Kent, Com. 4th ed. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REGISTER, evidence. A book containing a record of facts as they occur, kept 
  by public authority; a register of births, marriages and burials. 
       2. Although not originally intended for the purposes of evidence, 
  public registers are in general admissible to prove the facts to which they 
       3. In Pennsylvania, the registry of births, &c. made by any religious 
  society in the state, is evidence by act of assembly, but it must be proved 
  as at common law. 6 Binn. R. 416. A copy of the register of births and 
  deaths of the Society of Friends in England, proved before the lord mayor of 
  London by an ex parte affidavit, was allowed to be given in evidence to 
  prove the death of a person; 1 Dall. 2; and a copy of a parish register in 
  Barbadoes, certified to be a true copy by the rector, proved by the oath of 
  a witness, taken before the deputy secretary of the island and notary 
  public, under his hand and seal was held admissible to prove pedigree; the 
  handwriting and office of the secretary being proved. 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383. 
       4. In North Carolina, a parish register of births, marriages and 
  deaths, kept pursuant to the statute of that state, is evidence of pedigree. 
  2 Murphey's R. 47. 
       5. In Connecticut, a parish register has been received in evidence. 2 
  Root, R. 99. See 15 John. R. 226. Vide 1 Phil. Ev. 305; 1 Curt. R. 755; 6 
  Eng. Eccl. R. 452; Cov. on Conv. Ev. 304. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REGISTER or REGISTRAR. An officer authorized by law to keep a record called 
  a register or registry; as the register for the probate of wills. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Register, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
     Population (2000):    164
     Housing Units (2000): 73
     Land area (2000):     0.780722 sq. miles (2.022060 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.780722 sq. miles (2.022060 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            64372
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             32.366495 N, 81.883543 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     30452
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Register, GA

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