registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈre-jə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
plural registries

Definition of registry

2 : the nationality of a ship according to its entry in a register : flag
3 : a place of registration
4a : an official record book
b : an entry in a registry

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Examples of registry in a Sentence

the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles got a copy of the couple's bridal registry from the store's computer and scanned it for items we could afford

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For 70 years, the company has been filling not only restaurants but registries with their iconic tableware, and decorating bathrooms and kitchens as well, with an occasional museum thrown into the mix. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Artek’s Famous Finnish Tea Trolley Gets a California Twist From Heath Ceramics," 19 Oct. 2018 The online registry shows Wanda Barzee's conviction on federal and state charges in the 2002 kidnapping of then 14-year-old Smart. Fox News, "The Latest: Smart kidnapper placed on sex-offender registry," 19 Sep. 2018 In one instance, half-siblings used online registries and DNA testing to discover that their biological father, sperm donor #2757, sired at least 29 girls and 16 boys. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Sperm donor #2757 sired at least 45 kids—now they’re connecting online," 13 Sep. 2018 And an online a patient registry and portal is being set up by the pharmacy board. Randy Tucker, Cincinnati.com, "Regulators to name locations of medical weed stores in Greater Cincinnati today," 4 June 2018 Affordable housing advocates point to missed opportunities on a rental registry and including affordable housing in new residential developments. Kevin Litten, NOLA.com, "What's your grade for the past 4 years of the New Orleans City Council?," 18 Apr. 2018 The online registry doesn't discriminate between types of offenders. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Child sex offenders can live in more West Allis neighborhoods, in wake of court rulings," 30 Mar. 2018 Such credits would be bought through carbon registries, such as Climate Action Reserve, American Carbon Registry and Verified Carbon Standard, and could represent projects located anywhere in the world. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sierra Club, others sue San Diego County to block carbon credit scheme for new development," 19 Mar. 2018 Officers will meet and socialize with guests, lead a tour of the building, offer dinner and sign up individuals for the registry. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oak Creek police to host open house for special-needs registry program," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of registry

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 4a

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registry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of registry

: a place where official records are kept
US : a book or system for keeping an official list or record of items

registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈre-jə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
plural registries

Kids Definition of registry

: a place where registration takes place a registry of motor vehicles

registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈrej-ə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
plural registries

Medical Definition of registry

1 : a place where data, records, or laboratory samples are kept and usually are made available for research or comparative study a cancer registry
2 : an establishment at which nurses available for employment are listed and through which they are hired

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registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈre-jə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
plural registries

Legal Definition of registry

1 : registration an instrument filed for registry in the conveyance recordsLouisiana Civil Code
2 : the nationality of a ship according to its entry in a register
3 : a place of registration : a place where official records and documents are kept the registry of motor vehicles registry of deeds

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