- record [ri kôrd′; ] for n. & adj. [ rek′ərd]vt.[ME recorden, to report, repeat (also, to sing, practice a tune, warble) < OFr recorder, to recount, recite, repeat < L recordari, to call to mind, remember < re-, again + cor (gen. cordis), mind, HEART]1.a) to put in writing, print, etc. for future use; draw up an account of [to record the day's events]b) to make a permanent or official note of [to record a vote]2.a) to indicate automatically and permanently, as on a graph or chart [a seismograph records earthquakes]b) to show, as on a dial [a thermometer records temperatures]3. to remain as evidence of [metal tools record a superior civilization]4.a) to register (sound or visual images) in some permanent form, as on a phonograph disc, magnetic tape, etc. for reproduction on a playback deviceb) to register the performance of (a musician, actor, composition, etc.) on discs, tapes, etc. in this wayvi.1. to record something2. to admit of being recordedn.record [ME < OFr < the v.]1. the condition of being recorded2.a) anything that is written down and preserved as evidence; account of eventsb) anything that serves as evidence of an event, etc.c) an official written report of public proceedings, as in a legislature or court of law, preserved for future reference3. anything that written evidence is put on or in, as a register or monument4.☆ a) the known or recorded facts about anyone or anything, as about one's careerb) the recorded offenses or crimes of a person who has been arrested one or more times☆ 5. something on which sound or visual images have been recorded; esp., a thin, flat, grooved disc for playing on a phonograph6. the best performance, highest speed, greatest amount, highest rate, etc. achieved, esp. when officially recorded7. Comput. a group of logically related fields, dealt with as a unit: cf. FILE1 (n. 5), FIELD (n. 12)☆ 8. Sports the number of games, matches, etc. won and lost by a team or personadj.recordestablishing a record as the best, largest, etc. [a record crop]——————☆ go on recordto state one's opinions publicly or officially——————☆ off the recordnot for publication or public release; confidential(ly)——————on the record or on recordrecorded; publicly or officially declared or known
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.