Record - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrekərd|  American pronunciation of the word record
Brit.  |ˈrekɔːd|  British pronunciation of the word record
- anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
- sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove (syn: disc, disk, platter)
- the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had
- the sum of recognized accomplishments
- a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone (syn: book)
- an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport)
- a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction
- a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted
- make a record of; set down in permanent form (syn: enter, put down)
- register electronically (syn: tape)
- indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments (syn: read, register, show)
- be aware of (syn: register)


Be sure to record all your business expenditures.

There are similar events all throughout recorded history.

The thermometer recorded 40 degrees below zero.

A seismograph is a device that measures and records the intensity of earthquakes.

Please record the television program for me.

He recorded the birthday party with his new video camera.

He just recorded his latest album.

The show is recorded in front of a live audience.

The band spent all night recording.

Public Record Office

His record is against him.

This airline's safety record is impeccable.

She has a distinguished record as a public official.

These songs were recorded from a concert during last year's season.

The camera records badly.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: record
he/she/it: records
present participle: recording
past tense: recorded
past participle: recorded
singular: record
plural: records
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