from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the owner's name listed in a register: registered bonds.
  • adj. Having the pedigree recorded and verified by an authorized association of breeders: a registered golden retriever.
  • adj. Officially qualified or certified: a registered pharmacist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of register.
  • adj. Having had one's name added to an official list or entered into a register
  • adj. Having a mailed item recorded in a register to enable its location to be tracked, sometimes with added insurance to cover loss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Recorded, as in a register or book; enrolled: as, a registered voter (one whose name is duly entered in the official list of persons qualified to vote in an election).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. listed or recorded officially
  • adj. (of a boat or vessel) furnished with necessary official documents specifying ownership etc
  • adj. (of animals) officially recorded with or certified by a recognized breed association; especially in a stud book


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • By no Act of Congress can it be determined when an Inspector of Election has received the vote of "_any person not entitled to vote_," or has registered "_as a voter, any person not entitled to be registered_."

    An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, on the Charge of Illegal Voting

  • Once convicted of either of these offenses, a defendant is subject to any number of sentences including having his name registered in a sex offender hotline; having his name registered with the local authorities and published to the community; or serving the sentence in a center for the treatment of sex offenders.

    Raw Law

  • Krenn looked at Koll, but if the phrase registered in the Detached officer's mind, there was no sign.

    The Final Reflection

  • The significance of the name registered although Eden seriously doubted that Jacqueline Cochran actually remembered her.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • The term 'registered' comes from the fact that such investment advisors are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. News

  • The word registered, like a flash of light on water, before it spun out of reach.

    The Life You Longed For

  • Altham, but when he claimed to have this title registered he was refused by the king-at-arms, 'on account of his nephew being reported still alive, and for want of the honorary fees.'

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)

  • Cormac didn’t answer, but lifted the record from the turntable and handed it to her, marking her surprise as the names on the label registered.


  • She couldn’t tell if the name registered with him, but it must have meant something to the other man because he pulled a cell phone from his pocket and dialed, watching her.

    Thieves Like Us

  • Not only had he edged toward its tone, but I’d had another call from the White House after the president had ordered the bombing of suspected terrorist installations in Afghanistan and Sudan that were part of a network headed by Osama bin Laden—the first time, I think, that the name registered permanently with me.

    No Excuses


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