AskDefine | Define registry

Dictionary Definition

registry n : an official written record of names or events or transactions [syn: register]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A building in which things are registered or where registers are kept.
  2. A register.
  3. The act of registering; registration
  4. A database of configurations etc maintained by the Windows operating system

Related terms

Extensive Definition

wiktpar registry Registry may refer to:
In animal breeding:
  • Breed registry, a record of the ancestry and ownership of purebred animals
In computing:
In gifts:
  • Bridal registry, a retailers' plan that allows engaged couples to manage the purchase of wedding gifts
  • Honeymoon registry, a service that assists engaged and married couples in financing their honeymoons
In government and law:
  • Civil registry, a government record of vital events (e.g. births, deaths, and marriages)
  • Land registry, an official record of land ownership
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles, or Department of Motor Vehicles, in the U.S., a government agency that administers the registration of automobiles
  • Sex offender registry, a system to allow government authorities to keep track of sex offenders
  • The Registry, a risk–management tool used by landlords to screen prospective renters
In health and medicine:
  • Cancer registry, a systematic collection of data about cancer and tumor diseases
  • Nurse registry, a licensed staffing agency that provides hospitals and individuals with nursing personnel
In other uses:
  • Survivor registry, a website where people in an area affected by a terrorist attack can post a message saying they are okay

See also

registry in German: Register
registry in Italian: Registro
registry in Hungarian: Registry
registry in Japanese: レジストリ
registry in Finnish: Rekisteri
registry in Russian: Реестр

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

account, account book, accounts payable ledger, accounts receivable ledger, active list, adversaria, aide-memoire, annals, annotation, archives, balance sheet, bank ledger, bankbook, blacklist, booking, books, card ledger, cashbook, catalog, cataloging, chancery, check sheet, checklist, chronicle, chronicling, chronology, civil list, clock card, correspondence, cost card, cost ledger, cost sheet, date slip, datebook, daybook, diary, docket, documentation, enlistment, enrollment, entering, entry, enumeration, factory ledger, files, filing, footnote, history, impanelment, indexing, inscribing, inscription, insertion, inventory, inventorying, item, itemization, items, jotting, journal, ledger, letters, list, listing, log, logbook, logging, marginal note, marginalia, matriculation, memo, memoir, memorandum, memorial, minutes, notation, note, passbook, pipe roll, posting, purchase ledger, record, record book, record keeping, recordation, recording, register, register office, registration, relic, remains, reminder, repertory, retired list, roll, rolls, roster, rota, sales journal, sales ledger, schedule, scholia, scholium, scroll, sick list, stock ledger, stores ledger, suspense ledger, table, tabulation, tally, tally sheet, time book, time chart, time scale, time schedule, time sheet, time study, timecard, timetable, token, trace, vestige
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