Definition of Record

1. 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. Verb. Make a record of; set down in permanent form.

3. 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.

4. Verb. Register electronically. "They will record the duet"; "They recorded her singing"
Exact synonyms: Tape
Specialized synonyms: Save, Write, Tape Record, Prerecord, Cut, Cut
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down
Antonyms: Erase
Derivative terms: Recorder, Recording, Tape, Tape, Taping

5. Noun. The number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had. "At 9-0 they have the best record in their league"
Generic synonyms: Number

6. Verb. Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments. "The gauge read `empty'"
Exact synonyms: Read, Register, Show
Specialized synonyms: Say, Show, Strike
Generic synonyms: Indicate
Derivative terms: Reading, Reading, Registration

7. Noun. The sum of recognized accomplishments. "The track record shows that he will be a good president"
Exact synonyms: Track Record
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement

8. Verb. Be aware of. "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
Exact synonyms: Register
Related verbs: Register, Register
Entails: Comprehend, Perceive

9. Noun. A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone. "His name is in all the record books"
Exact synonyms: Book, Record Book
Specialized synonyms: Logbook, Won-lost Record, Card, Scorecard
Generic synonyms: Fact

10. Verb. Be or provide a memorial to a person or an event. "We memorialized the Dead"
Exact synonyms: Commemorate, Immortalise, Immortalize, Memorialise, Memorialize
Generic synonyms: Remind
Specialized synonyms: Monumentalise, Monumentalize
Derivative terms: Commemoration, Commemorative, Memorial, Memorial

11. Noun. An extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport). "Chicago set the homicide record"
Generic synonyms: Attainment
Specialized synonyms: Track Record, World Record

12. Noun. A document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction. "They could find no record of the purchase"

13. Noun. A list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted. "The prostitute had a record a mile long"
Exact synonyms: Criminal Record
Generic synonyms: List, Listing

Definition of Record

1. v. t. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.

2. v. i. To reflect; to ponder.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Record

1. Noun. An item of information put into a temporary or permanent physical medium. ¹

2. Noun. Any instance of a physical medium on which information was put for the purpose of preserving it and making it available for future reference. ¹

3. Noun. A vinyl disc on which sound is recorded and may be replayed on a phonograph. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) A set of data relating to a single individual or item. ¹

5. Noun. The most extreme known value of some achievement, particularly in competitive events. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To make a record of information. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) Specifically, to make an audio or video recording of. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive legal) To give legal status to by making an official public record. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To fix in a medium, usually in a tangible medium. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To make an audio, video, or multimedia recording. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive intransitive obsolete) To repeat; to practice. ¹

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Definition of Record

1. to set down for preservation [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Record

1. 1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate. "I it you record." 2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play. "They longed to see the day, to hear the lark Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest." (Fairfax) 3. 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. "Those things that are recorded of him . . . Are written in the chronicles of the kings." (1 Esd. I. 42) To record a deed, mortgage, lease, etc, to have a copy of the same entered in the records of the office designated by law, for the information of the public. Origin: OE. Recorden to repeat, remind, F. Recorder, fr. L. Recordari to remember; pref. Re- re- + cor, cordis, the heart or mind. See Cordial, Heart. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Record

record (current term)
record album
record base
record book
record changer
record chart
record charts
record communication
record company
record cover
record hop

Literary usage of Record

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Publishers Weekly by R.R. Bowker Company, Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association (1892)
"The Public Printer shall furnish the Congressional record as follows: To each Senator, 37 copies; to each Representative and Delegate, 20 copies; ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"Previous to 1914 The Zoological record formed part of the ... It is the wish of the record committee of the Zoological Society to continue the publication ..."

3. Cataloging for Small Libraries by Theresa Hitchler (1915)
"The Accessions record, ordinarily kept in an accession book, which can be purchased of the Library Bureau in standardized form, is a numerical and ..."

4. Cataloging for Small Libraries by Theresa Hitchler (1915)
"The Accessions record, ordinarily kept in an accession book, which can be purchased of the Library Bureau in standardized form, is a numerical and ..."

5. Guide to the Materials for American History, to 1783 by Charles McLean Andrews (1912)
"The Public record Office, located on the old Rolls Estate between Chancery ... Though the act declared it expedient that one record Office be established ..."

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