Definitions of record

  1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.
  2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record.
  7. 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.
  8. Testimony; witness; attestation.
  9. That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. To write anything formally, to preserve evidence of it: to register or enroll: to celebrate.
  14. To make a record of; write down; fix in mind; indicate; register.
  15. To reflect; to ponder.
  16. To sing or repeat a tune.
  17. make a record of; set down in permanent form
  18. be aware of; " Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
  19. To register; to enrol; to imprint deeply on the mind; to cause to be remembered.
  20. 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.
  21. 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"
  22. 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"
  23. 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"
  24. 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"
  25. a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; " they could find no record of the purchase"
  26. the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; " at 9- 0 they have the best record in their league"
  27. register electronically; " They recorded her singing"
  28. 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.
  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. A register: a formal writing of any fact or proceeding: a book of such writings.
  31. A register; formal memorial of a fact.
  32. A copy of a document; written memorial; testimony.
  33. One's personal history.
  34. The authorized register of achievements; also, the best recorded achievement.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.