Definition of "record" []

  • To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form. (verb-transitive)
  • To register or indicate: The clerk recorded the votes. (verb-transitive)
  • To register (sound or images) in permanent form by mechanical or electrical means for reproduction. (verb-transitive)
  • To register the words, sound, appearance, or performance of by such means: recorded the oldest townspeople on tape; recorded the violin concerto. (verb-transitive)
  • To record something. (verb-intransitive)
  • An account in permanent form, esp in writing, preserving knowledge or information about facts or events (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A written account of some transaction that serves as legal evidence of the transaction (noun)
  • A written official report of the proceedings of a court of justice or legislative body, including the judgments given or enactments made (noun)
  • Anything serving as evidence or as a memorial (noun)
  • Information or data on a specific subject collected methodically over a long period (noun)
  • The best or most outstanding amount, rate, height, etc, ever attained, as in some field of sport (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The sum of one's recognized achievements, career, or performance (noun)
  • A list of crimes of which an accused person has previously been convicted, which are known to the police but may only be disclosed to a court in certain circumstances (noun)
  • A thin disc of a plastic material upon which sound has been recorded. Each side has a spiral groove, which undulates in accordance with the frequency and amplitude of the sound. Records were formerly made from a shellac-based compound but were later made from vinyl plastics (noun)
  • The markings made by a recording instrument such as a seismograph (noun)
  • A group of data or piece of information preserved as a unit in machine-readable form (noun)
  • (in some computer languages) a data structure designed to allow the handling of groups of related pieces of information as though the group were a single entity (noun)
  • To set down in some permanent form so as to preserve the true facts of (verb)
  • To contain or serve to relate (facts, information, etc) (verb)
  • To indicate, show, or register (verb)
  • To remain as or afford evidence of (verb)
  • To make a recording of (music, speech, etc) for reproduction, or for later broadcasting (verb)
  • (of an instrument) to register or indicate (information) on a scale (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "record" in a sentence
  • "Were some parts of it omitted, and false statements rectified, it might not do any harm; and perhaps it might be found advisable to adopt some plan of that kind, making a careful _record of the omissions_ to insert any future _misrepresentations_, and a like record of such _additions_ or _alterations_."
  • "I say, if you want to know where jazz is going, listen to a Bugge Wesseltoft record (it used to be _listen to a Miles Davis record_ but he's in heaven with Dizzy and the Duke). 5 solid stars."
  • "There are three methods I needed to create to get the basic behavior I wanted; Click here to jump to the video: ProjectViewUI renderActionsOn: html | record | super renderActionsOn: html. html button class: #record; callback: (record: = Record new. (self ..."