verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun rec·ord [rek-erd] /ˈrɛk ərd/
- the commitment to writing, as authentic evidence, of something having legal importance, especially as evidence of the proceedings or verdict of a court.
- evidence preserved in this manner.
- an authentic or official written report of proceedings of a court of justice.
adjective rec·ord [rek-erd] /ˈrɛk ərd/
- not intended for publication; unofficial; confidential: The president's comment was strictly off the record.
- not registered or reported as a business transaction; off the books.
- existing as a matter of public knowledge; known.
- existing in a publication, document, file, etc.: There was no birth certificate on record.
Origin of record
Related formsre·cord·a·ble, adjectiverec·ord·less, adjectiveun·re·cord·a·ble, adjectivewell-re·cord·ed, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for go on record
- the best or most outstanding amount, rate, height, etc, ever attained, as in some field of sportan Olympic record; a world record; to break the record for the long jump
- (as modifier)a record time
- stated in a public document
- publicly known
verb (rɪˈkɔːd) (mainly tr)
Derived Formsrecordable, adjective
Word Origin for record
Medicine definitions for go on record
Idioms and Phrases with go on record (1 of 2)
go on record
Embrace a position publicly. For example, I want to go on record in favor of the mayor's reelection. It is also put as for the record, as in For the record, we support sending troops there. The record in both signifies either publication or public knowledge. Both expressions date from the first half of the 1900s, although slightly different phrases, such as put on record, are older. Also see just for the record; off the record.
Idioms and Phrases with go on record (2 of 2)
see break the record; go on record; just for the record; off the record; set (the record) straight; track record.