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Definitions of record

  1. 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"
  2. be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; " This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; " We memorialized the Dead"
  3. 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"
  4. sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves
  5. make a record of; set down in permanent form
  6. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; " The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; " The gauge read ` empty'"
  7. be aware of; " Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
  8. the sum of recognized accomplishments; " the lawyer has a good record"; " the track record shows that he will be a good president"
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; " they could find no record of the purchase"
  12. the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; " at 9- 0 they have the best record in their league"
  13. best of its kind on record; " in record time"
  14. register electronically; " They recorded her singing"
  15. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.
  16. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.
  17. 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.
  18. To reflect; to ponder.
  19. To sing or repeat a tune.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. An official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record.
  24. 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.
  25. Testimony; witness; attestation.
  26. That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. A written roll or register made for the purpose of keeping facts or events in memory; as, a school record; an official written or printed report of public acts; a copy of an official document; testimony; as, they bore record to this; in sports, the best performance so far achieved at any given time; as, he holds the record for the high jump; the cylinder or disk for reproducing sounds in phonographs, etc.; the paper roll of an automatic piano player, etc.; a narrative of successive events; as, he left a good life record.
  30. To write or enter a true account of; as, to record events; to put in writing; as, to record one's opinion; register; enroll; to fix in mind; to indicate; as, the clock records time.
  31. To write anything formally, to preserve evidence of it: to register or enroll: to celebrate.
  32. A register: a formal writing of any fact or proceeding: a book of such writings.
  33. A register; formal memorial of a fact.
  34. To make a record of; write down; fix in mind; indicate; register.
  35. A copy of a document; written memorial; testimony.
  36. One's personal history.
  37. The authorized register of achievements; also, the best recorded achievement.
  38. A register; an authentic or official copy of any writing or account; the formal statements or pleadings of parties in a litigation; an authentic memorial or account; attestation.
  39. To register; to enrol; to imprint deeply on the mind; to cause to be remembered.
  40. A register; an authentic or official copy of any facts and proceedings which have been entered into a book for preservation; the book containing these.
  41. To write or register any facts or proceedings in a book for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of them; to cause to be remembered; to imprint deeply on the mind or memory.
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Quotes of record

  1. And I mean I never doubt anybody's record – Inge de Bruijn
  2. The record business is dangerous to the health of bands and individuals, which is something I'm just now learning. But it's not dangerous in any of the ways people think; it's not that they try to make you compromise your art. That's not the problem. – T-Bone Burnett
  3. A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues. – Dick Cheney
  4. We were number one most added at radio, when the single came out and that's much different. It took like eight months for any radio to happen on the first record so a lot more support has happened right out of the box. – Jon Crosby
  5. My Struggles is a record close to me. It's about what I went through at home living with an abusive father. – Missy Elliot
  6. Everything we did, we did live- and then Bobby took it home and chopped it up and edited it. Which is pretty much what they did with every jazz record you've ever heard. – Charlie Hunter
  7. I know if I don't tour people will forget the record and you run a high risk of the record failing. – Daniel Johns
  8. It was almost two years after I left Capital that I put out the first one on Chrysalis and that was really instructive because it was no better in particular than any other record I'd done. – Leo Kottke
  9. I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth. – Roger Maris
  10. People ask me to record their answering machines all the time. I love it. It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters. – Mike Myers
  11. It's very simple. We are asking baseball to come clean and set the record straight. Either baseball officials seriously want to rid their sport of doping, or they want to brush the issue under the carpet. So far, we haven't seen much evidence of the former. – Richard Pound
  12. Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do. – Paul Simon
  13. I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other- I don't think one is better- but for this record I wanted to see what I could do in a real studio with real producers. – Elliott Smith
  14. Everytime we put a record out, we lose people that can't deal with the growth. – Lars Ulrich
  15. I think the digital camera would record that information too fast for me. – Kim Weston

Usage examples for record

  1. But it is more important to record that, until its close, late on the following evening, the Teapot was not one moment empty. – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  2. My record is clean enough, I suppose; but I am a weak man in some respects, and I started out all wrong. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  3. It is absurd to put it on record – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  4. We here record only one. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  5. Lloyd kept no record of that afternoon, but she never forgot it. – The Little Colonel at Boarding-School by Annie Fellows Johnston
  6. Look bad in the record – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  7. First, the fact that such a record should have been made at all. – Mr. Gladstone and Genesis Essay #5 from "Science and Hebrew Tradition" by Thomas Henry Huxley
  8. You want to keep the Gray Phantom's record clean. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  9. But I am glad and proud that I have a friend with such a record – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  10. Also, he knew of Quinnion and would be delighted to break a record getting back to his station and to White Rock. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  11. Now, we heard Simpson say he was going to record in the afternoon and bring his wife up the next day. – We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  12. The Miss Blinketts never came to tea except when invited, and it is sad to have to record the fact that the Miss Nevills hardly ever invited them. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  13. Every hall master has a record of leaves." – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  14. It is not on record that she told them she would rather be the poor working girl that she was. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  15. And if you had put your full strength into it you would have made a world record – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  16. It was of record that some of them proposed to as many as five or six young women before being finally accepted. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. Such was the other matter that concerned my principals, and which, of necessity, I have had to record – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  18. " I cannot prevent it," said the chancellor; " but I shall record the protest of the queen- mother." – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  19. Now they could see what this other record was like. – Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3) by Francis W. Parker and Nellie Lathrop Helm
  20. One could well feel proud of them; the more so that they had close behind them a good fighting record – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan