Definitions for: Record


[n] the sum of recognized accomplishments; "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president"
[n] 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"
[n] sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves
[n] 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"
[n] 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 recordbooks"
[n] 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"
[n] a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase"
[n] the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"
[v] register electronically
[v] make a record of; set down in permanent form
[v] be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"
[v] indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
[v] be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*cord" (r?*k?rd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recorded; p.
pr. & vb. n. Recording.] [OE. recorden to repeat, remind,
F. recorder, fr. L. recordari to remember; pref. re- re- +
cor, cordis, the heart or mind. See Cordial, Heart.]
1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.
[Obs.] ``I it you record.'' --Chaucer.

2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play. [Obs.]

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

3. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to
printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to
write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose
of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to
enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to
record historical events.

Those things that are recorded of him . . . are
written in the chronicles of the kings. --1 Esd. i.
42.

To record a deed, mortgage, lease, etc., to have a copy
of the same entered in the records of the office
designated by law, for the information of the public.


Re*cord", v. i.
1. To reflect; to ponder. [Obs.]

Praying all the way, and recording upon the words
which he before had read. --Fuller.

2. To sing or repeat a tune. [Obs.] --Shak.

Whether the birds or she recorded best. --W. Browne.


Rec"ord (r[e^]k"[~e]rd), n. [OF. recort, record,
remembrance, attestation, record. See Record, v. t.]
1. A writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts
or events, is recorded; a register; as, a record of the
acts of the Hebrew kings; a record of the variations of
temperature during a certain time; a family record.

2. Especially:
(a) An official contemporaneous writing by which the acts
of some public body, or public officer, are recorded;
as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the
receiver of taxes.
(b) An authentic official copy of a document which has
been entered in a book, or deposited in the keeping of
some officer designated by law.
(c) An official contemporaneous memorandum stating the
proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record.
(d) The various legal papers used in a case, together with
memoranda of the proceedings of the court; as, it is
not permissible to allege facts not in the record.

3. Testimony; witness; attestation.

John bare record, saying. --John i. 32.

4. That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or
events; a monument; a memorial.

5. That which has been, or might be, recorded; the known
facts in the course, progress, or duration of anything, as
in the life of a public man; as, a politician with a good
or a bad record.



6. That which has been publicly achieved in any kind of
competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative
manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race.

Court of record (pron. r?*k?rd" in Eng.), a court whose
acts and judicial proceedings are written on parchment or
in books for a perpetual memorial.

Debt of record, a debt which appears to be due by the
evidence of a court of record, as upon a judgment or a
cognizance.

Trial by record, a trial which is had when a matter of
record is pleaded, and the opposite party pleads that
there is no such record. In this case the trial is by
inspection of the record itself, no other evidence being
admissible. --Blackstone.

To beat, or break, the record (Sporting), to surpass
any performance of like kind as authoritatively recorded;
as, to break the record in a walking match.

Synonyms: book, commemorate, criminal record, disc, disk, immortalise, immortalize, memorialise, memorialize, phonograph record, phonograph recording, platter, read, recordbook, register, register, show, tape, track record

Antonyms: delete, erase

See Also: accession, accomplishment, account, account book, acetate disk, achievement, attainment, audio recording, balance sheet, bankbook, book, book, book of account, burn, card, chalk up, check stub, checkbook, chequebook, chronicle, chronicle, clock in, clock on, clock up, comprehend, counterfoil, cut, data file, document, document, enter, evidence, expense record, fact, file, file, file away, film, history, indicate, inscribe, keep, ledger, leger, list, listing, log, log up, logbook, LP, L-P, maintain, manifest, mark, memorabilia, monumentalise, monumentalize, notch, number, passbook, payslip, perceive, phonograph recording disk, photograph, post, prerecord, preserve, punch in, put down, record, register, remind, ring up, save, say, score, scorecard, shoot, snap, sound recording, story, strike, stub, take, tally, tape record, videotape, won-lost record, world record, write, written account, written record

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