ETYM Norw., a whirlpool.
1. A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway.
2. Also Fig., a vortex which draws one in.
Whirlpool, especially off W coast of Norway.
Whirlpool off the Lofoten Islands, Norway, also known as the Moskenesstraumen, which gave its name to whirlpools in general.
ETYM Old Eng. registre, French registre, Late Lat. registrum,regestum, Latin regesta, pl., from regerere, regestum, to carry back, to register; pref. re- re- + gerere to carry. Related to Jest, Regest.
1. A book in which names and transactions are listed.
2. A device (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device.
3. An arrangement (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room.
4. An official written record of names or events or transactions; SYN. registry.
5. The timbre characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice.
The only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs.