(Latin: a suffix; pertaining to, of the nature of, like; denoting an agent)
2. The vocal range of a singer’s voice or that of an instrument: The register of the piano is more than seven octaves.
Christine plans to register for three lecture courses this summer.2. To suggest or to convey an impression: Ronda Smith's name did not at first register with Karl and he was embarrassed when he realized that she was one of his former teachers.
Mike's drama teacher taught him how to register "surprise" in his face.
The office of the registrar was located in the same building as the president of the university.
The registrar at the university helped Silvia to register for the classes that she wanted to take the following year.
2. Not specifically relating to religion or to a religious body: "They were playing secular music instead of sacred hymns."
3. Relating to or advocating secularism.
4. Not bound by monastic restrictions; especially, not belonging to a religious order (a reference to the clergy).
5. Occurring or observed once in an age or century.
6. Lasting from century to century.
7. Etymology: it was used in early Christian texts for the "temporal world"; as opposed to the "spiritual world"; and that was the sense in which its derived adjective Latin saecularis passed via Old French seculer into English.
The more familiar modern English "non-religious" meaning came into the language at about the 16th century.
2. Related in appearance or nature and although they are alike, they are not identical: "Their cats are similar in size and color."
3. In mathematics, a reference to elements with the same shape or angles; such as, geometric figures that differ in size or proportion but not in shape or angular measurements.
2. Referring to, or proceeding from the sun; such as, "solar rays" and "solar physics".
3. Using or operated by energy derived from the sun; including "a solar heating system".
4. Determined or measured in reference to the sun, as the "solar year".
5. Describing any renewable form of energy that does not create greenhouse gas emissions or nondegradable toxic wastes.
2. Acronym for sound navigation and ranging.
2. Consisting of a single lobe.
3. In pharmacy, a solution of a medicinal substance in dilute acetic acid: Vinegar, as a diluted acetic acid, is a colorless and pungent liquid used in making pharmaceuticals and plastics.
4. A descriptive term for sour or irritable speech, manner, or countenance: The audience recognized a note of vinegar in the speaker's voice.
5. Informal for vigor; high spirits; vim: The children were full of vinegar and enthusiasm just before taking off for the day trip to the fun park.
6. Etymology: a word that comes from Old French vinaigre, meaning "sour wine"; based on Latin vinum, "wine" + acer, "sour".
2. Conveying a lack of taste or reasonable moderation; indecent; obscene; lewd.
3. Descriptive of someone who is lacking in courtesy and manners; crude; coarse; unrefined.
4. Pertaining to a form of a language spoken generally by people.
5. Characteristic of being without distinction, aesthetic value, or charm; banal; ordinary.
6. Etymology: "common, ordinary", from Latin vulgaris, "of or pertaining to the common people, common" from vulgus, "the common people, multitude, crowd, throng" as opposed to those "who were considered educated, well behaved, had control over their language and conduct, and who had higher levels of good manners and politeness when dealing with other people".