Meaning of RECORD in English



1. to keep information about something, so that it can be used or looked at later

2. information that is kept so that it can be used or looked at later


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1. to keep information about something, so that it can be used or looked at later

▷ record /rɪˈkɔːʳd/ [transitive verb]

to write down information or store it on a computer, so that it can be looked at later, especially official information about numbers or amounts :

▪ Make sure you record the date you bought the tickets.

▪ Only 13 cases of this disease have ever been recorded.

record that

▪ A final communiqué recorded that ‘a thorough and candid discussion has taken place’.

▷ chart /tʃɑːʳt/ [transitive verb]

to record information about a situation or a set of events over a period of time in order to show how it changes or develops :

▪ She aims to chart new cases of cancer in areas around nuclear power stations.

▪ The computer will chart the spacecraft’s progress as it approaches Saturn.

chart how

▪ The article charts how adverts, in the past and in the present, have succeeded in linking the cigarette with sophistication.

▷ keep a record /ˌkiːp ə ˈrekɔːdǁ-ərd/ [verb phrase]

to write down details of things you have done or things that have happened because it may be important to have this information available at a later time :

▪ The hospital has only just started to keep a record, but so far they have treated six people for this type of injury.

keep a record of

▪ She always keeps a record of how much money she spends.

▪ Employees were asked to keep a detailed record of any accidents that occurred in the workplace.

▷ document /ˈdɒkjɑmentǁˈdɑːk-/ [transitive verb]

to write about important events, activities, and developments and record all the facts and details connected with them :

▪ Many writers have documented the changes in feminist politics over the last decade.

▪ Attempts to document social problems in some parts of the country had been difficult.

▷ register /ˈredʒɪstəʳ, ˈredʒəstəʳ/ [intransitive/transitive verb]

to put something such as your name on an official list or record :

▪ You had to register a baby’s birth within a month.

register as

▪ They claimed that the new rules would discourage people from registering as unemployed.

register with

▪ The new students were told that they must register with the University before they could claim their grants.

register for

▪ More than 4.3 million people registered for shares.

▷ put/place something on record /ˌpʊt, ˌpleɪs something ɒn ˈrekɔːdǁ-ərd/ [verb phrase]

to publicly say something that you want to be recorded, because you think it is important :

▪ Yes, we do remember your initial objections, but unfortunately you didn’t place them on record.

put/place on record that

▪ The lawyer asked the court to put on record that her client had always been co-operative.

▷ log /lɒgǁlɔːg, lɑːg/ [transitive verb]

to make an official record of events or facts, either in writing or on a computer :

▪ All deliveries must be logged.

▪ The system can log the date and length of calls made by company employees.

2. information that is kept so that it can be used or looked at later

▷ record /ˈrekɔːdǁ-ərd/ [countable noun]

information that is collected gradually over a long period of time, so that it can be looked at when necessary :

▪ I’ve checked the student records, and I can’t find any mention of her name.

▪ The results of the blood test will be noted in your medical records.

record of

▪ The hotel should have a record of who stayed there last month.

▷ archives /ˈɑːʳkaɪvz/ [plural noun]

a collection of records that provide information about the history of a country, organization, family etc :

▪ New evidence has come to light from the 40-year-old United Nations archives.

▪ The Public Record Office is a central repository for all government archives.

▷ register /ˈredʒɪstəʳ, ˈredʒəstəʳ/ [countable noun]

an official list of names kept for legal purposes that records information such as who attends a particular school, who has been born or has died, or who is legally allowed to do something :

▪ Teachers were reminded that school attendance registers were actually legal documents.

electoral register

a list of the names and addresses of all the people who are old enough to vote

▪ Why are there 1 million people missing from the electoral register?

register of

▪ To find out about her family history, she looked through the register of births, marriages, and deaths.

▷ log /lɒgǁlɔːg, lɑːg/ [countable noun]

an official written record of something, especially a journey in a ship or plane :

▪ He complained to a senior officer, who made a note in the ship’s log.

log of

▪ Alice had to write up a detailed log of the trip, complete with scientific data.

▷ chronicle /ˈkrɒnɪk ə lǁˈkrɑː-/ [countable noun]

a historical record in which events are recorded in the order in which they happened :

▪ Chronicles written by Roman scholars can give us a good idea of how their political system worked.

chronicle of

▪ The report is a chronicle of the history of the Party since its formation.

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