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Meaning & Definition of Record in English

English

Record

/rəkɔrd/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • record

2. Sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove

  • Used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    synonym:
  • phonograph record
  • ,
  • phonograph recording
  • ,
  • record
  • ,
  • disk
  • ,
  • disc
  • ,
  • platter

3. The number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had

  • "At 9-0 they have the best record in their league"
    synonym:
  • record

4. The sum of recognized accomplishments

  • "The lawyer has a good record"
  • "The track record shows that he will be a good president"
    synonym:
  • record
  • ,
  • track record

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • record
  • ,
  • record book
  • ,
  • book

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • record

7. A document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction

  • "They could find no record of the purchase"
    synonym:
  • record

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • criminal record
  • ,
  • record

verb

1. Make a record of

  • Set down in permanent form
    synonym:
  • record
  • ,
  • enter
  • ,
  • put down

2. Register electronically

  • "They recorded her singing"
    synonym:
  • record
  • ,
  • tape

3. Indicate a certain reading

  • Of gauges and instruments
  • "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
  • "The gauge read `empty'"
    synonym:
  • read
  • ,
  • register
  • ,
  • show
  • ,
  • record

4. Be aware of

  • "Did you register any change when i pressed the button?"
    synonym:
  • record
  • ,
  • register

5. Be or provide a memorial to a person or an event

  • "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"
  • "We memorialized the dead"
    synonym:
  • commemorate
  • ,
  • memorialize
  • ,
  • memorialise
  • ,
  • immortalize
  • ,
  • immortalise
  • ,
  • record

Examples of using

I want to go on record as being against it.
Keep a careful record of all expenses.
This is the worst earthquake on record.