Record meaning

rĭ-kôrd'
Record is defined as to register in a permanent form for playback or to make a permanent file of something.

An example of record is for a parent to use a video camera to document his son's first birthday party.

An example of record is to take the minutes of a staff meeting.

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The definition of a record is something on which sound or images has been preserved or a permanent file of something.

An example of record is a collection on a CD of songs by The Beatles.

An example of record is a list of crimes that a person has committed.

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To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form.

She recorded her thoughts in a diary.

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To record something.
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Information or data on a particular subject collected and preserved.

The coldest day on record.

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To register or indicate.

The clerk recorded the votes.

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To record something.
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Anything that written evidence is put on or in, as a register or monument.
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Any instance of a physical medium on which information was put for the purpose of preserving it and making it available for future reference.

We have no record of you making this payment to us.

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An unsurpassed measurement.

A world record in weightlifting; a record for cold weather.

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A collection of related, often adjacent items of data, treated as a unit.
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A transcript or a collection of statements and related information reporting the proceedings of a legislative body, a court, or an executive.
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To remain as evidence of.

Metal tools record a superior civilization.

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To admit of being recorded.
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The condition of being recorded.
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Something on which sound or visual images have been recorded; esp., a thin, flat, grooved disc for playing on a phonograph.
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The best performance, highest speed, greatest amount, highest rate, etc. achieved, esp. when officially recorded.
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A group of logically related fields, dealt with as a unit.
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The number of games, matches, etc. won and lost by a team or person.
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Establishing a record as the best, largest, etc.

A record crop.

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(1) Pronounced "reck-erd," a group of related and adjacent fields of data about a subject or transaction. A collection of records makes up a database file or simple flat file. See flat file, relational database and master file.
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A documentation of things past in writing; often the exact history of a legal proceeding; information stored in electronic form on some medium such as computer drive, CD, or DVD; the official transcript of a trial or proceeding that contains its word-by-word documentation.
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The act of filing a document with a court or official office, as in “to record a deed.”
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A presentation to an appellate court of all the testimony and items introduced into evidence in the lower court, plus the compiled pleadings, briefs, motions, and other papers filed with the inferior court.
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Any document affecting real property, such as a deed or a mortgage concerning land within a particular jurisdiction of the government keeping that record.
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An item of information put into a temporary or permanent physical medium.

The person had a record of the interview so she could review her notes.

The tourist's photographs and the tape of the police call provide a record of the crime.

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

I still like records better than CDs.

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(computing) A set of data relating to a single individual or item.
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The most extreme known value of some achievement, particularly in competitive events.

The heat and humidity were both new records.

The team set a new record for most points scored in a game.

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To make a record of information.

I wanted to record every detail of what happened, for the benefit of future generations.

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Specifically, to make an audio or video recording of.

Within a week they had recorded both the song and the video for it.

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(law) To give legal status to by making an official public record.

When the deed was recorded, we officially owned the house.

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(intransitive) To fix in a medium, usually in a tangible medium.
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(intransitive) To make an audio, video, or multimedia recording.
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Fairfax.

They longed to see the day, to hear the lark / Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest.

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The known history of performance, activities, or achievement.

Your academic record; hampered by a police record.

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go on record
  • To embrace a certain position publicly:.
    Go on record in favor of the mayor's reelection.
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off the record
  • Not for publication:.
    The senator told the reporters that his remarks were strictly off the record.
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on record
  • Known to have been stated or to have taken a certain position:.
    The senator's opposition to the new legislation is on record.
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go on record
  • To state one's opinions publicly or officially.
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like a broken record
  • Repeating the same words or message over in a mechanical or tiresome way.
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off the record
  • Not for publication or public release; confidential(ly).
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on (the) record
  • Recorded; publicly or officially declared or known.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

go on record
go on record
like a broken record

Origin of record

  • Middle English recorden from Old French recorder from Latin recordārī to remember re- re- cor cord- heart kerd- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English recorden (“to repeat, to report"), from Old French recorder (“to get by heart"), from Latin recordārÄ«, present active infinitive of recordor (“remember, call to mind"), from re- (“back, again") + cor (“heart; mind").
    From Wiktionary
  • From Middle English recorden (“to repeat, to report"), from Old French record, from recorder. See record (verb).
    From Wiktionary