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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REGISTER

The fat man from behind the register had come to take his order.

Gradually a new series of impressions began to register on Martin's brain.

Consider, the register itself is destroyed—the clergyman dead.

He owned that the copy of the register had been found by Lilburne in a secret drawer.

A pressure-gauge to register the depth of the sinker has been added by Sir William.

He must give up all his claims, and register a vow never to take revenge.

In the margin of the register is written, “This was her funeral text.”

Sometimes after the name in the register is added the words, “Not worth £600.”

And again and again it began afresh: "Give me back my register!"

So you were too close to register, leastways till it was way too late.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French registre (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin registrum, alteration of Late Latin regesta "list, matters recorded," noun use of Latin regesta, neuter plural of regestus, past participle of regerere "to record; retort," literally "to carry back, bring back" from re- "back" (see re-) + gerere "carry, bear" (see gest).

Also borrowed in Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish. Some senses influenced by association with Latin regere "to rule." Meaning in printing, "exact alignment of presswork" is from 1680s. Musical sense is from 1811, "compass or range of a voice or instrument," hence "series of tones of the same quality" (produced by a voice or instrument). Sense "device by which data is automatically recorded" is 1830, from the verb; hence Cash register (1875).

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