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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


Synonymstape


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?.


Synonymsregister


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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