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Webster 1913 Edition


Record

Re-cord′

(r?-k?rd′)
,
Verb.
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.
2.
To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.
[Obs.]
They longed to see the day, to hear the lark
Record
her hymns, and chant her carols blest.
Fairfax.
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.
Those things that are
recorded
of him . . . are written in the chronicles of the kings.
1 Esd. i. 42.
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.

Re-cord′

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To reflect; to ponder.
[Obs.]
Praying all the way, and
recording
upon the words which he before had read.
Fuller.
2.
To sing or repeat a tune.
[Obs.]
Shak.
Whether the birds or she
recorded
best.
W. Browne.

Rec′ord

(rĕk′ẽrd)
,
Noun.
[OF.
recort
,
record
, remembrance, attestation, record. See
Record
,
Verb.
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
.
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
.
3.
Testimony; witness; attestation.
John bare
record
, saying.
John i. 32.
4.
That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial.
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
.
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.
Court of record
(pron. r[GREEK]-k[GREEK]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
.
Records in many fields of endeavor are listed in the Guiness Book of World Records
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Record

RECORD'

,
Verb.
T.
[L. recorder, to call to mind, to remember, from re and cor, cordis, the heart or mind.]
1.
To register; to enroll; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic or correct evidence of a thing; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record a deed or lease; to record historical events.
2.
To imprint deeply on the mind or memory; as, to record the sayings of another in the heart.
3.
To cause to be remembered.
So ev'n and morn recorded the third day.
4.
To recite; to repeat. [Not in use.]
5.
To call to mind. [Not in use.]

RECORD'

,
Verb.
I.
To sing or repeat a tune. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


record

record

See also: récord and rècord

English

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: rec‧ord (note that the hyphenation of the noun differs from the verb)
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: rĕ'kôd, IPA(key): /ˈɹɛ.kɔːd/
  • (US) enPR: rĕ'kərd, IPA(key): /ˈɹɛ.kɚd/

Noun

record (plural records)

  1. An item of information put into a temporary or permanent physical medium.
    • 2012 March-April, John T. Jost, “Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)?”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 162:
      He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record.
    The person had a record of the interview so she could review her notes.
    The tourist's photographs and the tape of the police call provide a record of the crime.
  2. Any instance of a physical medium on which information was put for the purpose of preserving it and making it available for future reference.
    We have no record of you making this payment to us.
  3. A vinyl disc on which sound is recorded and may be replayed on a phonograph.
    I still like records better than CDs.
  4. (computing) A set of data relating to a single individual or item.
  5. The most extreme known value of some achievement, particularly in competitive events.
    The heat and humidity were both new records.
    The team set a new record for most points scored in a game.
Synonyms
  • log
  • (information put into a lasting physical medium):
  • (vinyl disk): disc/disk
  • (most extreme known value):
Derived terms
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English recorden (to repeat, to report), a borrowing from Old French recorder (to get by heart), from Latin recordārī, present active infinitive of recordor (remember, call to mind), from re- (back, again) + cor (heart; mind).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: rĭ'kôd, IPA(key): /ɹɪˈkɔːd/ or enPR: rə'kôd, IPA(key): /rəˈkɔːd/
  • (US) enPR: rə'kôrd, IPA(key): /ɹə.ˈkɔɹd/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)d
  • Hyphenation: re‧cord

Verb

record (third-person singular simple present records, present participle recording, simple past and past participle recorded)

  1. (transitive) To make a record of information.
    I wanted to record every detail of what happened, for the benefit of future generations.
    • 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, in BBC Sport:
      The display and result must be placed in the context that was it was against a side that looked every bit their Fifa world ranking of 141 - but England completed the job with efficiency to record their biggest away win in 19 years.
  2. (transitive) To make an audio or video recording of.
    Within a week they had recorded both the song and the video for it.
    • 2014 June 29, Adam Sherwin, “UK cinemas ban Google glasses over piracy risk”, in The Independent:
      However, the ability to record people without their knowledge, with the stroke of a finger over the spectacle frame or a voice command, has prompted privacy concerns.
  3. (transitive, law) To give legal status to by making an official public record.
    When the deed was recorded, we officially owned the house.
  4. (intransitive) To fix in a medium, usually in a tangible medium.
  5. (intransitive) To make an audio, video, or multimedia recording.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, obsolete) To repeat; to practice.
  7. (transitive, intransitive, obsolete) To sing or repeat a tune.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    • W. Browne
      whether the birds or she recorded best
    • Fairfax
      They longed to see the day, to hear the lark / Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest.
  8. (obsolete) To reflect; to ponder.
    • Fuller
      Praying all the way, and recording upon the words which he before had read.
Derived terms

Antonyms

  • (make a record of information): erase
  • (make an audio or video recording of): erase
Translations

Catalan

Noun

record m (plural records)

  1. memory, recollection of events
  2. souvenir

See also


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

record n (plural records, diminutive recordje n)

  1. record

French

Etymology

From English record.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.kɔʁ/

Noun

record m (plural records)

  1. record (most extreme known value of some achievement)
    Le record du saut en hauteur a été battu par Javier Sotomayor en 1993.

Anagrams


Italian

Etymology

English

Noun

record m (invariable)

  1. record (sporting achievement; computer data element)

Portuguese

Noun

record m (plural records)

  1. Alternative form of recorde

Adjective

record (invariable, comparable)

  1. Alternative form of recorde

Spanish

Noun

record m (plural records)

  1. record