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Definition 1: an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tied the Olympic record
  • coffee production last year broke all previous records
  • Chicago set the homicide record

(record is a kind of ...) the act of achieving an aim

"the attainment of independence"

(... is a kind of record ) the fastest time ever recorded for a specific distance at a particular racetrack

"the track record for the mile and a half at Belmont is 2 minutes 24 seconds held by Secretariat since 1973"

(... is a kind of record ) the best record in the whole world

Definition 2: the sum of recognized accomplishments - [noun denoting act]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lawyer has a good record
  • the track record shows that he will be a good president

Synonyms for record in the sense of this definition

(record is a kind of ...) the action of accomplishing something

Definition 3: sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for record in the sense of this definition

(record is a kind of ...) a recording of acoustic signals

(... is a kind of record ) a long-playing phonograph record; designed to be played at 33.3 rpm

(... is a kind of record ) a shellac based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute

(record is a part of ...) a disk coated with cellulose acetate

Definition 4: a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court
  • the prostitute had a record a mile long

Synonyms for record in the sense of this definition

(record is a kind of ...) a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

Definition 5: a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'
  • his name is in all the record books

Synonyms for record in the sense of this definition

(record is a kind of ...) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened

"he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"

(... is a kind of record ) a book in which the log is written

(... is a kind of record ) (sports) a record of win versus losses

(... is a kind of record ) (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)

"you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"

Definition 6: anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques

(record is a kind of ...) an indication that makes something evident

"his trembling was evidence of his fear"

(... is a kind of record ) a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events

(... is a kind of record ) a record of things worth remembering

(... is a kind of record ) the part of a check that is retained as a record

(... is a kind of record ) a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together

(... is a kind of record ) a record or narrative description of past events

"a history of France" "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president" "the story of exposure to lead"

(... is a kind of record ) records kept of activities involved in carrying out a project

"the auditor was required to produce his working papers"

(record belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

Definition 7: a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they could find no record of the purchase

(record is a kind of ...) a written account of ownership or obligation

(... is a kind of record ) a record of the financial situation of an institution on a particular date by listing its assets and the claims against those assets

(... is a kind of record ) a written record of money spent

(... is a kind of record ) a record in which commercial accounts are recorded

"they got a subpoena to examine our books"

(... is a kind of record ) a slip of paper included with your pay that records how much money you have earned and how much tax or insurance etc. has been taken out

(... is a kind of record ) a book in which names and transactions are listed

(... is a kind of record ) a record of deposits and withdrawals and interest held by depositors at certain banks

(... is a kind of record ) a book issued to holders of checking accounts

(record belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 8: the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • at 9-0 they have the best record in their league

(record is a kind of ...) a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

Definition 9: make a record of; set down in permanent form - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for record in the sense of this definition

(record is a kind of ...) to keep up and reserve for personal or special use

"She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"

(... is a kind of record ) record a charge in a police register

"The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"

(... is a kind of record ) record a distance travelled; on planes and cars

(... is a kind of record ) make a film or photograph of something

"take a scene" "shoot a movie"

(... is a kind of record ) record on videotape

(... is a kind of record ) record on photographic film

"I photographed the scene of the accident" "She snapped a picture of the President"

(... is a kind of record ) make underscoring marks

(... is a kind of record ) notch a surface to record something

(... is a kind of record ) maintain by writing regular records

"keep a diary" "maintain a record" "keep notes"

(... is a kind of record ) record in film

"The coronation was filmed"

(... is a kind of record ) record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

(... is a kind of record ) enter into a log, as on ships and planes

(... is a kind of record ) record in detail

"The parents documented every step of their child's development"

(... is a kind of record ) keep score, as in games

(... is a kind of record ) register one's arrival at work

(... is a kind of record ) register electronically

"They recorded her singing"

(... is a kind of record ) make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library

(... is a kind of record ) display, as of records in sports games

(... is a kind of record ) to perform and record a sale on a cash register

"Sally rang up Eve's purchase of tomatoes"

(... is a kind of record ) record in a ship's manifest

"each passenger must be manifested"

(... is a kind of record ) write, engrave, or print as a lasting record

(... is a kind of record ) record in chronological order; make a historical record

(... is a kind of record ) place in a container for keeping records

"File these bills, please"

(record belongs to category ...) the act of making a record (especially an audio record)

"she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"

Definition 10: register electronically - [verb of communication]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They recorded her singing

Synonyms for record in the sense of this definition

(record is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of record ) record data on a computer

"boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"

(... is a kind of record ) record with a tape recorder

(... is a kind of record ) record before presentation, as of a broadcast

(... is a kind of record ) record a performance on (a medium)

"cut a record"

(... is a kind of record ) make a recording of

"cut the songs" "She cut all of her major titles again"

Definition 11: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments - [verb of communication]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for record in the sense of this definition

(record is a kind of ...) to state or express briefly

"indicated his wishes in a letter"

(... is a kind of record ) indicate

"The clock says noon"

(... is a kind of record ) give evidence of, as of records

"The diary shows his distress that evening"

(... is a kind of record ) indicate (a certain time) by striking

"The clock struck midnight" "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

Definition 12: be aware of - [verb of perception]

Samples where record or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Did you register any change when I pressed the button?

Synonyms for record in the sense of this definition

(record implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(record has a similar meaning as ...) enter into someone's consciousness

"Did this event register in your parents' minds?"

(record has a similar meaning as ...) show in one's face

"Her surprise did not register"

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