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English noun: record

1. record (communication) anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

SamplesThe film provided a valuable record of stage techniques.

Broader (hypernym)evidence

Narrower (hyponym)account, check stub, chronicle, counterfoil, data file, file, history, memorabilia, story, stub, working papers, written account, written record

Domain categoryphotography, picture taking

2. record (artifact) sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove

Synonymsdisc, disk, phonograph record, phonograph recording, platter

Broader (hypernym)audio, audio recording, sound recording

Narrower (hyponym)78, L-P, LP, seventy-eight

Part holonymacetate disk, phonograph recording disk

3. record (quantity) the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had

SamplesAt 9-0 they have the best record in their league.

Broader (hypernym)number

4. record (act) the sum of recognized accomplishments

SamplesThe lawyer has a good record.
The track record shows that he will be a good president.

Synonymstrack record

Broader (hypernym)accomplishment, achievement

5. record (communication) a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone

SamplesAl Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'.
His name is in all the record books.

Synonymsbook, record book

Broader (hypernym)fact

Narrower (hyponym)card, logbook, scorecard, won-lost record

6. record (act) an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport)

SamplesHe tied the Olympic record.
Coffee production last year broke all previous records.
Chicago set the homicide record.

Broader (hypernym)attainment

Narrower (hyponym)track record, world record

7. record (possession) a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction

SamplesThey could find no record of the purchase.

Broader (hypernym)document

Narrower (hyponym)account book, balance sheet, bankbook, book, book of account, checkbook, chequebook, expense record, ledger, leger, passbook, payslip, register

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

8. record (communication) a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted

SamplesHe ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court.
The prostitute had a record a mile long.

Synonymscriminal record

Broader (hypernym)list, listing

English verb: record

1. record (communication) make a record of; set down in permanent form

Synonymsenter, put down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)preserve, save

Narrower (hyponym)accession, book, chalk up, chronicle, clock in, clock on, clock up, document, file, file away, film, film, inscribe, keep, log, log up, maintain, manifest, mark, notch, photograph, post, punch in, record, register, ring up, score, shoot, shoot, snap, take, tally, tape, tape, videotape

Domain categoryrecording, transcription

2. record (communication) register electronically

SamplesThey recorded her singing.

ExamplesThey will record the duet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record

Narrower (hyponym)cut, cut, prerecord, save, tape record, write

Antonymsdelete, erase

3. record (communication) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

SamplesThe thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero.
The gauge read `empty'.

Synonymsread, register, show

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)indicate

Narrower (hyponym)say, show, strike

4. record (perception) be aware of

SamplesDid you register any change when I pressed the button?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Entailcomprehend, perceive

Verb groupregister, register

5. record (cognition) be or provide a memorial to a person or an event

SamplesThis sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps.
We memorialized the Dead.

Synonymscommemorate, immortalise, immortalize, memorialise, memorialize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remind

Narrower (hyponym)monumentalise, monumentalize

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