reg·​is·​tered | \ ˈre-jə-stərd How to pronounce registered (audio) \

Definition of registered

1a : having the owner's name entered in a register registered security
b : recorded as the owner of a security
2 : recorded on the basis of pedigree or breed characteristics in the studbook of a breed association
3 : qualified formally or officially

Examples of registered in a Sentence

Are you a registered voter?
Recent Examples on the Web In several states, registered voters automatically receive mail-in ballots and don’t need to ask for one. Rachel Glickhouse, ProPublica, "Electionland 2020: USPS Mailers, Pandemic Voting, Get Out the Vote Efforts and More," 18 Sep. 2020 The sample was drawn from a list of registered voters. Anthony Man,, "Two-thirds of Florida voters support higher minimum wage," 16 Sep. 2020 Hispanic people in Florida make up about a quarter of the state's roughly 21.5 million population and 17% of its registered voters. Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY, "Biden is getting trounced with Cuban American voters in Florida, a trend that could tip the state to Trump," 15 Sep. 2020 Typically, as more people become eligible to vote, the percentage of registered voters drops. John Wildermuth,, "California GOP is nearly No. 2 again among registered voters — but news isn’t all good," 10 Sep. 2020 Yet despite the Democrat’s lead in polls, more registered voters, 48%-43%, said Trump would win the election. Ryan Teague Beckwith,, "Arizona Voters Get More Time to Sign Ballots: Campaign Update," 9 Sep. 2020 Because of term limits, Republican Mike La Rosa is leaving the district where there are about 8,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans and 31% of voters belong to neither political party. Annie Martin,, "NPA candidates with Republican connections are on ballot in tight House and Senate races. Are they alternatives or spoilers?," 9 Sep. 2020 The Marquette University Law School poll was conducted using live telephone operators, with 802 registered voters and 688 likely voters questioned. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, "Biden holds 4-point edge over Trump in Wisconsin, poll reveals," 9 Sep. 2020 Biden led Trump by 10 percentage points in a Quinnipiac University survey of likely voters and by 8 percentage points in a CNN poll of registered voters. John Harney,, "Biden Holds Lead Over Trump as Conventions Fail to Reshape Polls," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of registered

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Registered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of registered

: having the owner's name entered in an official list or register
: having your name entered in an official list or register
: sent by registered mail


reg·​is·​tered | \ ˈrej-ə-stərd How to pronounce registered (audio) \

Medical Definition of registered

: qualified by formal, official, or legal certification or authentication a registered pharmacist

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