Definitions for record
rɪˈkɔrd; ˈrɛk ərdrecord
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word record.
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"
phonograph record, phonograph recording, record, disk, disc, platternoun
sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had
"at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"
record, track recordnoun
the sum of recognized accomplishments
"the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president"
record, record book, booknoun
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"
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"
a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction
"they could find no record of the purchase"
criminal record, recordverb
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"
record, enter, put downverb
make a record of; set down in permanent form
"They recorded her singing"
read, register, show, recordverb
indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
be aware of
"Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise, recordverb
be or provide a memorial to a person or an event
"This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The accent of the noun is indifferently on either syllable; of the verb always on the last. Register; authentick memorial.
Etymology: record, Fr. from the verb.
Is it upon record? or else reported
Successively, from age to age? William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
It cannot be
The Volscians dare break with us.
—— We have record that very well it can;
And three examples of the like have been. William Shakespeare.
The king made a record of these things, and Mardocheus wrote thereof. Esth. xii. 4.
An ark, and in the ark his testimony,
The records of his covenant. John Milton.
Of such a goddess no time leaves record,
Who burn’d the temple where she was ador’d. Dryden.
If he affirms such a monarchy continued to the flood, I would know what records he has it from. John Locke.
Though the attested copy of a record be good proof, yet the copy of a copy never so well attested will not be admitted as a proof in judicature. John Locke.
Thy elder look, great Janus! cast
Into the long records of ages past;
Review the years in fairest action drest. Matthew Prior.
Etymology: recordor, Lat. recorder, Fr.
I made him my book, where my soul recorded
The history of all my secret thoughts. William Shakespeare.
He shall record a gift
Here in the court, of all he dies possess’d,
Unto his son Lorenzo. William Shakespeare.
Those things that are recorded of him and his impiety, are written in the chronicles. 1 Esdr. i. 42.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death. Deutr. xxx. 20.
They gave complex ideas names, that they might the more easily record and discourse of those things they were daily conversant in. John Locke.
They long’d to see the day, to hear the lark,
Record her hymns, and chant her carrols blest. Edward Fairfax.
So ev’n and morn recorded the third day. John Milton.
A record generally refers to a documented account or piece of information that is preserved or stored for future reference. It can pertain to various contexts and can encompass different types of data, including personal records, audio recordings, written documents, official documents, legal records, historical records, financial records, and more. Records serve as evidence, proof, or a means of capturing and retaining important details or events. They can be used for record-keeping, research, analysis, auditing, verifying facts, or providing a historical timeline.
to recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate
to repeat; to recite; to sing or play
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
to reflect; to ponder
to sing or repeat a tune
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
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
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
an official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record
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
testimony; witness; attestation
that which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial
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
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
Etymology: [OF. recort, record, remembrance, attestation, record. See Record, v. t.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-kord′, v.t. to write anything formally, to preserve evidence of it: to bear witness to: to register or enrol: to celebrate.—adj. Record′able, able to be recorded, worthy of record.—ns. Recordā′tion (Shak.), remembrance; Record′er, one who records or registers, esp. the rolls, &c., of a city: a judge of a city or borough court of quarter-sessions: an old musical instrument somewhat like a flageolet, but with the lower part wider than the upper, and a mouthpiece resembling the beak of a bird: a registering apparatus in telegraphy; Record′ership, the office of recorder, or the time of holding it. [O. Fr. recorder—L. recordāre, to call to mind—re-, again, cor, cordis, the heart.]
rek′ord, n. a register: a formal writing of any fact or proceeding: a book of such writings: a witness, a memorial: memory, remembrance: anything entered in the rolls of a court, esp. the formal statements or pleadings of parties in a litigation.—n. Rec′ord-off′ice, a place where public records are kept.—Beat, or Break, the record, to outdo the highest achievement yet done; Close the record, an act of a Scottish judge after each party has said all he wishes to say by way of statement and answer; Public records, contemporary authenticated statements of the proceedings of the legislature, and the judgments of those higher courts of law known as Courts of Record; Trial by record, a common law mode of trial when a disputed former decision of the court is settled by producing the record.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To preserve by committing to writing; to make official note of; as, to record the proceedings of a court.
An authentic copy; a statement of the proceedings of a court or board; a written history; an official account or register.
To write or type data, fact, information, research or statistics onto a document.
We did record our marriage on the wedding register at the civil ceremony.
Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2016
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Record is ranked #9262 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Record surname appeared 3,515 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Record.
86.2% or 3,032 total occurrences were White.
7.4% or 263 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 86 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.2% or 80 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.9% or 32 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'record' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #784
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'record' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1026
Rank popularity for the word 'record' in Nouns Frequency: #188
Rank popularity for the word 'record' in Verbs Frequency: #227
The numerical value of record in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of record in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Matt Neuling was weighed on a certified scale and is the eighth record-breaking fish for the state this year. Not only does it set a new Missouri state record under alternative methods, the catch also qualifies for a new world record. It’s just crazy, you know, I set that goal of breaking a record every time I go out to fish, but I never would have thought I ’d be breaking a record with Missouri Department of Conservation.
I was born on record, i became the record, I am the record.
Yeah, early '71 is when I got my record contract. I had a record come out by August of '71. Things happened really fast.
An internet connection record is a record of the communications service that a person has used - not a record of every web page they have accessed, it is simply the modern equivalent of an itemized phone bill.
An internet connection record is a record of the communications service that a person has used - not a record of every web page they have accessed, it is simply the modern equivalent of an itemised phone bill.
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Translations for record
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- أسطوانة, سجل, دفتر, رقم قياسي, تسجيلArabic
- záznam, deska, nahrát, nahrávat, zaznamenat, rekordCzech
- optegne, markere, registrere, indspille, grammofonplade, post, optegnelse, bevidne, rekord, dokument, plade, optageDanish
- eintragen, Schallplatte, Datensatz, aufzeichnen, Aufnahme, Bestleistung, protokollieren, Rekord, Aufzeichnung, HöchstleistungGerman
- αναγράφω, εγγράφω, εγγραφή, καταχώρηση, ρεκόρ, καταγραφή, βινύλιο, δίσκος, γράφω, καταγράφω, ανώτατη επίδοσηGreek
- registro, récord, anotar, grabar, registrarSpanish
- tallentaa, tietue, levyttää, nauhoittaa, LP-levy, levy, tallenne, ennätys, äänilevy, äänittää, taltioida, merkitä, rekisteröidäFinnish
- record, enregistrement, enregistrer, disqueFrench
- rekord, csúcs, feljegyez, felvétel, lemezHungarian
- menjar, plata, heimild, met, skrá, hljómplata, skýrsla, færslaIcelandic
- disco, registrare, primatoItalian
- 収録, 記録, 録画, レコード, 録る, 録音, 記す, 最高記録, 成績Japanese
- 기록하다, 레코드, 기록Korean
- įrašas, diskas, plokštelė, rekordasLithuanian
- piring hitamMalay
- verslag, record, opnemen, optekenenDutch
- rekordNorwegian Nynorsk
- vinil, gravar, registro, registrar, recordePortuguese
- discuri, recorduri, disc-audio, disc de gramofon, disc-video, disc, recordRomanian
- записа́ть, пластинка, грампластинка, запи́сывать, запись, рекорд, граммофонная пластинкаRussian
- snimak, zapis, slog (m), rekord (m), snimkaSerbo-Croatian
- spela in, nerteckning, rekord, inspelning, skiva, platta, post, antecknaSwedish
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