Nearby words

  1. reconvene,
  2. reconvention,
  3. reconvert,
  4. reconvey,
  5. reconveyance,
  6. record changer,
  7. record holder,
  8. record label,
  9. record of achievement,
  10. record player


Origin of record

1175–1225; 1875–80 for def 17; (v.) Middle English recorden < Old French recorder < Latin recordārī to remember, recollect (re- re- + cord- (stem of cors) heart + -ārī infinitive ending); (noun) Middle English record(e) < Old French, derivative of recorder; compare Medieval Latin recordum

Related formsre·cord·a·ble, adjectiverec·ord·less, adjectiveun·re·cord·a·ble, adjectivewell-re·cord·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for record


noun (ˈrɛkɔːd)

verb (rɪˈkɔːd) (mainly tr)

Derived Formsrecordable, adjective

Word Origin for record

C13: from Old French recorder to call to mind, from Latin recordārī to remember, from re- + cor heart

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Word Origin and History for record
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Medicine definitions for record


[ rĭ-kôrd ]


To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form.
To register or indicate.


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Idioms and Phrases with record


see break the record; go on record; just for the record; off the record; set (the record) straight; track record.

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