Meaning of RECORD in English

I. re·cord ri-ˈkȯrd verb

Etymology: Middle English, literally, to recall, from Anglo-French recorder, from Latin recordari, from re- + cord-, cor heart — more at heart

Date: 14th century

transitive verb



(1) : to set down in writing : furnish written evidence of

(2) : to deposit an authentic official copy of

record a deed

b. : to state for or as if for the record

voted in favor but record ed certain reservations


(1) : to register permanently by mechanical means

earthquake shocks record ed by a seismograph

(2) : indicate , read

the thermometer record ed 90°

2. : to give evidence of

3. : to cause (as sound, visual images, or data) to be registered on something (as a disc or magnetic tape) in reproducible form

intransitive verb

: to record something

• re·cord·able -ˈkȯr-də-bəl adjective

II. rec·ord ˈre-kərd also -ˌkȯrd noun

Date: 14th century

1. : the state or fact of being recorded

2. : something that records: as

a. : something that recalls or relates past events

b. : an official document that records the acts of a public body or officer

c. : an authentic official copy of a document deposited with a legally designated officer

d. : the official copy of the papers used in a law case



(1) : a body of known or recorded facts about something or someone especially with reference to a particular sphere of activity that often forms a discernible pattern

a good academic record

a liberal voting record

(2) : a collection of related items of information (as in a database) treated as a unit


(1) : an attested top performance

(2) : an unsurpassed statistic

4. : something on which sound or visual images have been recorded ; specifically : a disc with a spiral groove carrying recorded sound for phonograph reproduction

- for the record

- off the record

- of record

- on record

- on the record

III. record same as 2 adjective

Date: 1884

: of, relating to, or being one that is extraordinary among or surpasses others of its kind

IV. re·cord ri-ˈkȯrd noun

Date: 1946

: a function of an electronic device that causes it to record

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.