The clerk recorded the votes.
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.
She recorded her thoughts in a diary.
Your academic record; hampered by a police record.
A world record in weightlifting; a record for cold weather.
Recorded the oldest townspeople on tape; recorded the violin concerto.
A fossil record.
Metal tools record a superior civilization.
To record the day's events.
To record a vote.
A seismograph records earthquakes.
A thermometer records temperatures.
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.
We have no record of you making this payment to us.
The heat and humidity were both new records.
The team set a new record for most points scored in a game.
I wanted to record every detail of what happened, for the benefit of future generations.
Within a week they had recorded both the song and the video for it.
When the deed was recorded, we officially owned the house.
They longed to see the day, to hear the lark / Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest.
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.
A record crop.
The coldest day on record.
- To embrace a certain position publicly:Go on record in favor of the mayor's reelection.
- Not for publication:The senator told the reporters that his remarks were strictly off the record.
- Known to have been stated or to have taken a certain position:The senator's opposition to the new legislation is on record.
- to state one's opinions publicly or officially
- repeating the same words or message over in a mechanical or tiresome way
- not for publication or public release; confidential(ly)
- recorded; publicly or officially declared or known
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 record, from recorder. See record (verb).