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NOUN (8)

1. anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events;
- Example: "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

2. 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: phonograph record, phonograph recording, record, disk, disc, platter]

3. the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had;
- Example: "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"

4. the sum of recognized accomplishments;
- Example: "the lawyer has a good record"
- Example: "the track record shows that he will be a good president"
[syn: record, track record]

5. a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone;
- Example: "Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"
- Example: "his name is in all the record books"
[syn: record, record book, book]

6. an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport);
- Example: "he tied the Olympic record"
- Example: "coffee production last year broke all previous records"
- Example: "Chicago set the homicide record"

7. a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction;
- Example: "they could find no record of the purchase"

8. a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted;
- Example: "he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court"
- Example: "the prostitute had a record a mile long"
[syn: criminal record, record]


VERB (5)

1. make a record of; set down in permanent form;
[syn: record, enter, put down]

2. register electronically;
- Example: "They recorded her singing"
[syn: record, tape]

3. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments;
- Example: "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
- Example: "The gauge read `empty'"
[syn: read, register, show, record]

4. be aware of;
- Example: "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
[syn: record, register]

5. be or provide a memorial to a person or an event;
- Example: "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"
- Example: "We memorialized the Dead"
[syn: commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise, record]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Record \Re*cord"\, v. i. 1. To reflect; to ponder. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Praying all the way, and recording upon the words which he before had read. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To sing or repeat a tune. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Whether the birds or she recorded best. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Record \Re*cord"\ (r?*k?rd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recorded; p. pr. & vb. n. Recording.] [OE. recorden to repeat, remind, F. recorder, fr. L. recordari to remember; pref. re- re- + cor, cordis, the heart or mind. See Cordial, Heart.] 1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate. [Obs.] "I it you record." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] They longed to see the day, to hear the lark Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] Those things that are recorded of him . . . are written in the chronicles of the kings. --1 Esd. i. 42. [1913 Webster] To record a deed, mortgage, lease, etc., to have a copy of the same entered in the records of the office designated by law, for the information of the public. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Record \Rec"ord\ (r[e^]k"[~e]rd), n. [OF. recort, record, remembrance, attestation, record. See Record, v. t.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially: (a) 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. (b) 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. (c) An official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record. (d) 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Testimony; witness; attestation. [1913 Webster] John bare record, saying. --John i. 32. [1913 Webster] 4. That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] 6. 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. [1913 Webster] Court of record (pron. r?*k?rd" in Eng.), a court whose acts and judicial proceedings are written on parchment or in books for a perpetual memorial. Debt of record, a debt which appears to be due by the evidence of a court of record, as upon a judgment or a cognizance. Trial by record, a trial which is had when a matter of record is pleaded, and the opposite party pleads that there is no such record. In this case the trial is by inspection of the record itself, no other evidence being admissible. --Blackstone. To beat the record, or To break the record (Sporting), to surpass any performance of like kind as authoritatively recorded; as, to break the record in a walking match. Note: Records in many fields of endeavor are listed in the [a href="http:]/www.guinessworldrecords.com">Guiness Book of World Records. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

record n 1: 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" 2: 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: phonograph record, phonograph recording, record, disk, disc, platter] 3: the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league" 4: the sum of recognized accomplishments; "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president" [syn: record, track record] 5: 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 record books" [syn: record, record book, book] 6: 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" 7: a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase" 8: 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" [syn: criminal record, record] v 1: make a record of; set down in permanent form [syn: record, enter, put down] 2: register electronically; "They recorded her singing" [syn: record, tape] [ant: delete, erase] 3: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'" [syn: read, register, show, record] 4: be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?" [syn: record, register] 5: be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead" [syn: commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise, record]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

247 Moby Thesaurus words for "record": CD, Clio, Muse of history, accomplishment, accomplishments, account, account rendered, accounting, acme, acta, adventures, album, annals, annual, archives, authority, authorization, autobiography, be-all and end-all, biograph, biographical sketch, biographize, biography, blue ribbon, book, brief, bulletin, calendar, cartridge, carve, case history, cassette, catalog, catalogue, census report, chalk, chalk up, championship, check in, check sheet, chronicle, chronicles, chronology, clock card, command, confessions, confidentially, control, copy, copy out, curriculum vitae, cut, data, date slip, datebook, daybook, deeds, diary, directorship, disc, distance, docket, document, documentation, dominion, dossier, draft, draw up, edit, effectiveness, election returns, electrical transcription, enface, engrave, engross, enroll, enscroll, enter, enumerate, evidence, experiences, extreme, file, fill out, first place, first prize, fortunes, grave, hagiography, hagiology, headship, hegemony, height, highest, historify, historiography, history, impanel, imperium, in confidence, incise, index, indicate, influence, information, inscribe, insert, itemize, jot down, journal, jurisdiction, kingship, leadership, legend, life, life and letters, life story, list, log, lordship, make a memorandum, make a note, make a recension, make an entry, make out, management, mark, mark down, martyrology, mastership, mastery, matriculate, maximum, memento, memoir, memoirs, memorabilia, memorandum, memorial, memorials, minute, minutes, monument, most, narrate, ne plus ultra, necrology, new high, not for publication, notation, note, note down, obituary, off the record, palms, paramountcy, pen, pencil, phonograph record, photobiography, place upon record, platter, poll, post, post up, power, presidency, primacy, privately, proceedings, profile, push the pen, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, read, recense, recite, recording, recount, reduce to writing, register, registry, relate, release, report, reputation, resume, returns, revise, rewrite, rule, say, scribe, scrive, scroll, secretly, set down, single, souvenir, sovereignty, spill ink, spoil paper, statement, story, sub rosa, superscribe, supremacy, sway, tabulate, take down, tally, tape, tape cartridge, tape cassette, tape recording, tape-record, the record, theory of history, time, time book, time chart, time scale, time schedule, time sheet, time study, timecard, timetable, top spot, trace, track record, transactions, transcribe, transcription, type, unofficially, videotape, wax, wire recording, write, write down, write in, write out, write up, yearbook, zenith
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

record fixed-width records row An ordered set of fields, usually stored contiguously. The term is used with similar meaning in several different contexts. In a file, a "record" probably has some fixed length, in contrast to a "line" which may have any length and is terminated by some End Of Line sequence). A database record is also called a "row". In a spreadsheet it is always called a "row". Some programming languages use the term to mean a type composed of fields of several other types (C calls this a "struct"). In all these cases, a record represents an entity with certain field values. Fields may be of a fixed width (bits or characters) or they may be separated by a delimiter character, often comma (CSV) or HT (TSV). In a database the list of values of a given field from all records is called a column. (2002-03-22)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

RECORD, evidence. A written memorial made by a public officer authorized by law to perform that function, and intended to serve as evidence of something written, said, or done. 6 Call, 78; 1 Dana, 595. 2. Records may be divided into those which relate to the proceedings of congress and the state legislatures -- the courts of common law -- the courts of chancery -- and those which are made so by statutory provisions. 3.-1. Legislative acts. The acts of congress and of the several legislatures are the highest kind of records. The printed journals of congress have been so considered. 1 Whart. Dig. tit. Evidence, pl. 112 and see Dougl. 593; Cowp. 17. 4.-2. The proceedings of the courts of common law are records. But every minute made by a clerk of a court for his own future guidance in making up his record, is not a record. 4 Wash. C. C. Rep. 698. 5.-3. Proceedings in courts of chancery are said not to be, strictly speaking, records; but they are so considered. Gresley on Ev. 101. 6.-4. The legislatures of the several states have made the enrollment of certain deeds and other documents necessary in order to perpetuate the memory of the facts they contain, and declared that the copies thus made should have the effect of records. 7. By the constitution of the United States, art. 4. s. 1, it is declared that "full faith and credit shall be given, in each state, to the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state; and the congress may, by general laws, prescribe the manner in which such acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof." In pursuance of this power, congress have passed several acts directing the manner of authenticating public records, which will be found under the article Authentication. 8. Numerous decisions have been made under these acts, some of which are here referred to. 7 Cranch, 471; 3 Wheat. 234; 4 Cowen, 292; 1 N. H. Rep. 242; 1 Ohio Reports, 264; 2 Verm. R. 263; 5 John. R. 37; 4 Conn. R. 380; 9 Mass 462; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 240; 1 Hall's N. York Rep. 155; 4 Dall. 412; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 523; 1 Pet. S. C. Rep. 352. Vide, generally, 18 Vin. Ab. 17; 1 Phil. Ev. 288; Bac. Ab. Amendment, &c., H; 1 Kent, Com. 260; Archb. Civ. Pl. 395; Gresley on Ev. 99; Stark. Ev. Index, h.t.; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; Co. Litt. 260; 10 Pick. R. 72; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.