Definitions for Recordrɪˈkɔrd; ˈrɛk ərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•cordrɪˈkɔrd; ˈrɛk ərd(v.; n., adj.; v.t.)

  1. to set down in writing or the like, as for the purpose of preserving evidence.

  2. to cause to be set down or registered:

    to record one's vote.

  3. to state or indicate, so as to be noted.

  4. to serve to tell of:

    The diary records two secret meetings.

  5. to set down, register, or fix by characteristic marks, incisions, magnetism, etc., for the purpose of reproduction by a phonograph or magnetic reproducer.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  6. to make a recording of.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  7. (v.i.)to record something; make a record.

  8. (n.)an account in writing or the like preserving the memory or knowledge of facts or events.

  9. information or knowledge preserved in writing or the like.

  10. a report, list, or aggregate of actions or achievements:

    a fine sailing record.

  11. a legally documented history of criminal activity:

    All the suspects had records.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. something or someone serving as a remembrance; memorial.

  13. something on which sound or images have been recorded for subsequent reproduction, as a grooved disk that is played on a phonograph or an optical disc for recording sound or images; recording.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio, Radio and Television

    Ref: Compare compact disc.

  14. the standing of a team or individual with respect to contests won, lost, and tied.

    Category: Sport

  15. a group of related fields treated as a unit in a database.

    Category: Computers

  16. an official written report of proceedings of a court of justice.

    Category: Law

  17. (adj.)making or affording a record.

  18. surpassing or superior to all others:

    a record year for sales.

Idioms for record:

  1. for the record,meant for publication or dissemination.

    Category: Idiom

  2. off the record, not for publication; unofficial.

    Category: Idiom

  3. on record, existing as a matter of public knowledge; known. existing in a publication, document, file, etc. having stated one's opinion or position publicly.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of record:

1175–1225; (v.) < OF recorder < L recordārī to remember, recollect =re-re - +-cordārī, v. der. of cors, s. cord- heart ; (n.) ME record(e) < OF, der. of recorder; cf. ML recordum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. record(noun)

    anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

    "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

  2. phonograph record, phonograph recording, record, disk, disc, platter(noun)

    sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove

  3. record(noun)

    the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had

    "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"

  4. record, track record(noun)

    the sum of recognized accomplishments

    "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president"

  5. record, record book, book(noun)

    a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone

    "Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"; "his name is in all the record books"

  6. record(noun)

    an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport)

    "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record"

  7. record(noun)

    a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction

    "they could find no record of the purchase"

  8. criminal record, record(verb)

    a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted

    "he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court"; "the prostitute had a record a mile long"

  9. record, enter, put down(verb)

    make a record of; set down in permanent form

  10. record, tape(verb)

    register electronically

    "They recorded her singing"

  11. read, register, show, record(verb)

    indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

    "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"

  12. record, register(verb)

    be aware of

    "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"

  13. commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise, record(verb)

    be or provide a memorial to a person or an event

    "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. record(noun)ɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    a written report or account kept for the future

    Keep a record of everything that happens.; medical records; The police have no record of this case.

  2. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    an event or achievement that is bigger, better, faster, etc. than anything before it

    The 100 degree heat set a new record.; record numbers/temperatures/amounts etc.

  3. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    to be the best at

    She holds the world record in the 400 meter event.

  4. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    to do better than anyone else has

    He broke the record for the fastest time down the mountain.

  5. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    official information about the crimes sb committed

    We can't hire someone with a record.

  6. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    a thin black disk that plays recorded music

    an old 45 record

  7. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    indicates sth should be considered truthful or serious

    For the record, I never saw her before that night.

  8. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    indicates you give/do not give permission for what you say to be reported

    He agreed to talk to me off the record.

  9. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    to correct false information

    I want to set the record straight - I never received the money.

  10. record(verb)ɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    to make a record of information

    The numbers are all recorded in this book.; I recorded how long each session took.

  11. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    to put sounds or images onto a CD, DVD, etc.

    Everybody look at me - I'm recording.; They've just recorded their first album.

  12. recordɪˈkɔrd; n., adj. ˈrɛk ərd

    (of a piece of equipment) to measure sth and store the information

    instruments that record air pressure

Webster Dictionary

  1. Record(verb)

    to recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate

  2. Record(verb)

    to repeat; to recite; to sing or play

  3. Record(verb)

    to preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events

  4. Record(verb)

    to reflect; to ponder

  5. Record(verb)

    to sing or repeat a tune

  6. Record(verb)

    a writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts or events, is recorded; a register; as, a record of the acts of the Hebrew kings; a record of the variations of temperature during a certain time; a family record

  7. Record(verb)

    an official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the receiver of taxes

  8. Record(verb)

    an authentic official copy of a document which has been entered in a book, or deposited in the keeping of some officer designated by law

  9. Record(verb)

    an official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record

  10. Record(verb)

    the various legal papers used in a case, together with memoranda of the proceedings of the court; as, it is not permissible to allege facts not in the record

  11. Record(verb)

    testimony; witness; attestation

  12. Record(verb)

    that which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial

  13. Record(verb)

    that which has been, or might be, recorded; the known facts in the course, progress, or duration of anything, as in the life of a public man; as, a politician with a good or a bad record

  14. Record(verb)

    that which has been publicly achieved in any kind of competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race


  1. Record

    The Record is the fortnightly news magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific region of the church. Its office is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and connected with the Adventist Media Network. The magazine is printed by Signs Publishing Company, located outside of Melbourne, in Victoria. Record was first published in 1898 in Victoria, replacing an earlier title known as the Gleaner. It currently has a circulation of 26,000, mainly to Seventh-day Adventists in Australia and New Zealand. Pablo Lillo is the current editor and has been in the role since late 2009. In April 2010, distribution also commenced in urban areas of the Fiji Islands and Papua New Guinea. Adventists receive it free of charge at church.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Record' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1026

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Record' in Nouns Frequency: #188

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Translations for Record

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a written report of facts, events etc

historical records; I wish to keep a record of everything that is said at this meeting.

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