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
Synonyms for record
Related Words for recordstory, evidence, note, file, testimony, report, document, transcript, history, career, performance, accomplishment, work, copy, log, register, list, mark, post, videotape
Examples from the Web for record
Contemporary Examples of record
That would truly be a milestone to celebrate—until you see what that record “diversity” actually means.The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress
January 8, 2015
With every record you make, you want to make the best one you can, you know?Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll
January 2, 2015
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department refused to discuss the case on the record.Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone
Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein
January 1, 2015
With no record and no warrants, he was given a four-figure bond by a judge the next morning.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
But their record shows that travelers to Indonesia need to be very wary of any flight connections they make.Who Will Get AsiaAir 8501’s Black Boxes?
December 30, 2014
Historical Examples of record
The History of Man is the record of a hungry creature in search of food.
This is a record and result that no careful student of our history will, I take it, deny.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
So far, the story of ancient man has been the record of a wonderful achievement.
It is a record of singular variety and singular distinction.
Mr. Gladstone, as he gleefully remarked the other day, has broken the record.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- 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)
Word Origin for record
c.1200, "to repeat, reiterate, recite; rehearse, get by heart," from Old French recorder "tell, relate, repeat, recite, report, make known" (12c.) and directly from Latin recordari "remember, call to mind, think over, be mindful of," from re- "restore" (see re-) + cor (genitive cordis) "heart" (as the metaphoric seat of memory, cf. learn by heart); see heart.
Meaning "set down in writing" first attested mid-14c.; that of "put sound or pictures on disks, tape, etc." is from 1892. Related: Recorded; recording.
c.1300, "testimony committed to writing," from Old French record "memory, statement, report," from recorder "to record" (see record (v.)). Meaning "written account of some event" is from late 14c. Meaning "disk on which sounds or images have been recorded" is first attested 1878. That of "best or highest recorded achievement in sports, etc." is from 1883. Phrase on the record is from 1900; adverbial phrase off the record "confidentially" is attested from 1906. Record-player attested from 1919.
see break the record; go on record; just for the record; off the record; set (the record) straight; track record.