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?

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Prior to her retirement Catherine was employed as a registered nurse with the Connecticut State Veterans' Hospital in Rocky Hill., "Catherine Roberts," 6 Aug. 2019 Birdie Meyer is the certification director and international trainer for Postpartum Support International, as well as a registered nurse and counselor. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "'You are not alone': How to identify and get help for postpartum depression," 20 June 2019 The audit checks to make sure the agency is complying with certain rules — that a registered nurse is overseeing patient care, for example. Audrey Dutton, idahostatesman, "Boise man died of burns after a home health aide left him in hot bath, friend says," 3 June 2019 Over the longer run, the president has averaged a minus 5 net approval among registered voters (not midterm voters) in Marquette polls since October. Nate Cohn, New York Times, "Trump’s Electoral College Edge Could Grow in 2020, Rewarding Polarizing Campaign," 19 July 2019 Among registered voters, Trump’s approval is at 47 percent compared to disapproval of 50 percent. Leada Gore |,, "Trump approval rating reaches highest point of his presidency," 9 July 2019 The number of valid signatures needed from registered voters is a percentage of the ballots cast in the most recent election for that office. Anna Staver, The Denver Post, "Colorado Republicans’ recall efforts get Democrats fired up," 6 July 2019 The company is seeking mostly registered nurses (RN), home health aides and licensed practical nurses (LPN). Ron Hurtibise,, "Health care company seeking to fill 400 positions in Florida," 1 July 2019 Olson, who has a background as a registered nurse, decided to pursue a bachelor degree in psychology from University of St. Thomas, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University. Rebecca Hazen, Houston Chronicle, "Houston author publishes book on friendships," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of registered

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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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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