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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Sponsored ads have appeared in Amazon’s baby registries for more than a year. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "New Parents Complain Amazon Baby-Registry Ads Are Deceptive," 28 Nov. 2018 The Arlington site near the county trash facility that saw the highest reading among the testing sites was double the registry's standard. Laura Gómez, azcentral, "State: No signs of health concerns in air around egg farms in West Valley," 7 May 2018 The registry was adopted by the Idaho Legislature in 1998. Tom Holm, idahostatesman, "Idaho inmate abused boys — but he won’t join sex offender list when he’s paroled | Idaho Statesman," 6 Mar. 2018 The city will require child protection registry checks to be filed every three years instead of annually. Hayley Harding, The Seattle Times, "Looking for the perfect child care? Join the waiting list.," 13 Apr. 2019 Since its founding in 2011, the line’s chic, simple organic baby wraps (and more recently, swaddles and adorable newborn layette sets) have rapidly populated baby shower registries all over the country. Cristina Mueller, Glamour, "I Spend $4,800 a Year on Life Coaches, and It’s Honestly Changed My Life," 17 Jan. 2019 The largest study of cancer survival trends, published in 2018 in the Lancet, pulled data from cancer registries in 71 countries covering 67 percent of the world’s population from 2000 to 2014. Julia Belluz, Vox, "We’re making real progress against cancer. But you may not know it if you’re poor.," 8 Jan. 2019 Using Internet route registries to create BGP filters and following the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security would have done nothing. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "How 3ve’s BGP hijackers eluded the Internet—and made $29M," 21 Dec. 2018 Never include the gift registry on the wedding save the date or invitation. Myka Meier, Harper's BAZAAR, "All Your Wedding Etiquette Questions Asked & Answered," 31 Oct. 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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