see also: Record
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɹɛkɔːd/
  • (GA) enPR: rĕkʹərd, IPA: /ˈɹɛkɚd/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɹɨˈkɔːd/
  • (GA) enPR rĭ-kôrdʹ, IPA: /ɹɪˈkɔɹd/, /ɹiˈkɔɹd/

record (plural records)

  1. 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.
  2. Any instance of a physical medium on which information was put for the purpose of preserving it and making it available for future reference.
    Synonyms: log
    We have no record of you making this payment to us.
  3. Ellipsis of phonograph record#English|phonograph record: a disc, usually made from vinyl, on which sound is recorded and may be replayed on a phonograph.
    Synonyms: disc, phonograph record, vinyl
    I still like records better than CDs.
  4. (computing) A set of data relating to a single individual or item.
  5. The most extreme known value of some variable, particularly that of an achievement 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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record (records, present participle recording; past and past participle recorded)

  1. (transitive) To make a record of information.
    I wanted to record every detail of what happened, for the benefit of future generations.
  2. (transitive) To make an audio or video recording of.
    Within a week they had recorded both the song and the video for it.
  3. (transitive, legal) To give legal status to by making an official public record.
    When the deed was recorded, we officially owned the house.
  4. (intransitive) To fix in a medium, usually in a tangible medium.
  5. (intransitive) To make an audio, video, or multimedia recording.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, obsolete) To repeat; to practice.
  7. (ambitransitive, obsolete) To sing or repeat a tune.
    • 1595, George Peele, The Old Wives’ Tale, The Malone Society Reprints, 1908, lines 741-742,
      Come Berecynthia, let vs in likewise,
      And heare the Nightingale record hir notes.
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax (translator), Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso, London: I. Iaggard and M. Lownes, Book 2, p. 39,
      They long’d to see the day, to heare the larke
      Record her hymnes and chant her carols blest,
    • c. 1608, William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act IV, Prologue,
      […] to the lute
      She sung, and made the night-bird mute,
      That still records with moan;
    • 1616, William Browne (poet), Britannia’s Pastorals, London: John Haviland, 1625, Book 2, Song 4, p. 129,
      […] the Nymph did earnestly contest
      Whether the Birds or she recorded best […]
  8. (obsolete) To reflect; to ponder.
    • 1655, Thomas Fuller, The Church-History of Britain from the Birth of Jesus Christ until the Year M.DC.XLVIII, London: John Williams, Book 5, Section 3, page 204,
      […] he was […] carried to the Scaffold on the Tower-hill […] , himself praying all the way, and recording upon the words which he before had read.
  • (make a record of information) erase
  • (make an audio or video recording of) erase
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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