record


record
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noun
1 account
ADJECTIVE
formal

No formal record of the marriage now survives.

official, public
permanent
accurate, careful, exact

There is no exact record of the number of accidents.

up-to-date
adequate, proper, reliable
inadequate, incomplete
brief
complete, comprehensive, detailed, extensive
verbatim (= exactly as written or spoken)

a verbatim record of the meeting

confidential
daily
personal
documentary, handwritten, paper, written
computerized, electronic
photographic, pictorial
early
archival, historical
archaeological, fossil, geological

This period is poorly represented in the geological record.

dental, health, hospital, medical, patient
accounting, administrative, departmental, financial, payroll, personnel
birth, census, tax, voting
court, library, school
cellphone (esp. AmE), mobile phone (BrE), phone

There are cellphone records that prove we were not even in the apartment.

VERB + RECORD
keep, maintain

He has always kept an accurate record of his spending.

compile, create
provide
access
check, consult, examine, read, search, search through, study

I checked the records but nobody by that name has worked here.

review
destroy, erase

Medical records should not be destroyed.

file
update
correct
seize, subpoena (esp. AmE)

Prosecutors had subpoenaed his phone records.

be on, go on

She is on record as saying that she once took drugs.

He is the latest public figure to go on (the) record about corruption in politics.

RECORD + VERB
contain sth, include sth

The records contain the bank details of all employees.

indicate sth, reveal sth, show sth

The records showed that the building had not been inspected for ten years.

provide sth
suggest sth

Fossil records suggest that the region was covered in water until relatively recently.

exist, survive

No record exists of a battle on this site.

date back, go back

The university records go back as far as the 13th century.

be available
PREPOSITION
in the record, in the records

evidence in the geological record

The historic agreement is preserved in the university records.

off the record, on the record

Off the record, he told the interviewer what he thought of his colleagues.

on record

It was the driest summer on record.

record of

a record of achievement

record on

records on children's progress

PHRASES
access to the records

Under the law, every citizen has access to their official records.

have a record of sth

Do you have a record of how much you spent?

have no record of sth, not have any record of sth

We have no record of your conversation with Mr Smith.

put the record straight, set the record straight

She called a press conference to set the record straight about her disappearance.

2 best result, highest level, etc.
ADJECTIVE
club, course, national, Olympic, track, world
unbeaten, unbroken
current
new
old, previous
long-standing

Bob Beamon's long-standing record for the long jump was eventually broken.

all-time
career, lifetime (AmE) (both sports)

He compiled a lifetime record of 209–161.

scoring
all-comers (= anyone who wants to take part in a sport or competition) (BrE)
speed
VERB + RECORD
hold

Who holds the 100 m sprint record?

establish, set

She has just set a new world record.

beat, better, break

If she continues like this she could beat the record.

eclipse, shatter, smash, top
equal, match, tie

He hopes to equal the Olympic record.

RECORD + VERB
stand

His mile record stood for twelve years.

fall
RECORD + NOUN
book

Bubka rewrote the pole-vault record books during his career.

attempt
breaker, holder
high, low

Unemployment has reached a record high (= the highest level ever).

amount, level, number

There was a record number of candidates for the post.

pace, speed, time

The US saw its trade deficit shrink at a record pace in September.

attendance, crowd, turnout
earnings, sales
PREPOSITION
record for

These viewing figures are an all-time record for a single broadcast.

record with

Lewis established a new world record with a time of 9.86 seconds.

PHRASES
in record time

I got to work in record time.

3 sb's performance in a particular area
ADJECTIVE
past, track
distinguished, enviable, fine, good, impressive, proven, solid, strong
excellent, exceptional, exemplary, formidable (esp. BrE), outstanding, remarkable, stellar (esp. AmE)
unique, unparalleled, unrivalled/unrivaled (esp. BrE)
abysmal, appalling (esp. BrE), atrocious, bad, dismal, mediocre, poor, sorry
unenviable

He has an unenviable record of poor health.

satisfactory
long
consistent
mixed, patchy, spotty (AmE)

Given the patchy track record of previous international declarations, is it worthwhile to have such ambitious goals?

He has a spotty military record.

clean, unblemished

Apart from a parking ticket ten years before, she had an unblemished driving record.

academic, college, educational, school
military
attendance

The teacher spoke to her about her poor attendance record.

economic, environmental, human rights

the government's economic record

disciplinary
arrest (esp. AmE), criminal, police

He has a long arrest record.

teenagers with a criminal record

accident, safety

The airline's accident record makes it among the safest.

driving
VERB + RECORD
have, possess
establish
keep, maintain

The company has maintained an accident-free record since it started business.

improve
RECORD + VERB
demonstrate sth, show sth

Her record shows that she is able to compete under great pressure.

compare with sth

Our record compares well with that of any similar-sized company.

speak for itself

When it comes to quality, our record speaks for itself.

PREPOSITION
record among

They have the worst human rights record among member countries.

record for

They have a good record for recognizing emerging talent.

record in

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in project management.

record on

the government's abysmal record on crime

4 (old-fashioned) music
ADJECTIVE
long-playing, LP (usually just LP)
gramophone
vinyl
classical, hip-hop, jazz, pop, rock, etc.
best-selling, hit

The band had a hit record in 1973.

favourite/favorite
good, great
bad
solo
debut, first
gold, platinum

The album earned him his second gold record.

Her walls became lined with gold and platinum records.

VERB + RECORD
write
cut, make, produce, record
release

They released their first record in 1963.

sell
buy
listen to, play, put on

I'll put on one of my old records.

RECORD + NOUN
company, industry, label
producer
contract, deal

The band signed their first record deal a year after forming.

collection
shop (esp. BrE), store (esp. AmE)
player
cover, sleeve
album
{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
1 information
ADVERB
carefully, meticulously
accurately, correctly, properly

The weights must be recorded accurately.

faithfully

It was all there, faithfully recorded in his uncle's formal style.

duly

The contract is witnessed by others and duly recorded.

automatically, routinely

The mother's occupation was not routinely recorded on the birth certificate.

officially
electronically, manually
vividly

The event is vividly recorded in his journal.

PREPOSITION
as

The time of the accident is recorded as 6.23 p.m.

PHRASES
be recorded for posterity

The names of those who died are recorded for posterity on a tablet at the back of the church.

be recorded in history

the most famous and deadly influenza outbreak recorded in history

historically recorded

historically recorded events

poorly recorded, well recorded

The geographical spread of the industry in the 16th century is hard to ascertain, for much of it is poorly recorded.

2 sound/pictures
ADVERB
secretly

She secretly recorded the conversation.

originally

The songs were originally recorded on tape.

PREPOSITION
from

a concert she had recorded from the radio

on

movies recorded on videotape

PHRASES
beautifully recorded, well recorded

This CD has been beautifully recorded.

digitally recorded
Record is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑artist, ↑camera, ↑document, ↑film, ↑inscription, ↑microphone, ↑musician, ↑plaque
Record is used with these nouns as the object: ↑album, ↑CD, ↑concerto, ↑conversation, ↑data, ↑death, ↑detail, ↑disc, ↑earthquake, ↑episode, ↑event, ↑fall, ↑finding, ↑image, ↑impression, ↑information, ↑instance, ↑interview, ↑level, ↑measurement, ↑memory, ↑message, ↑music, ↑number, ↑occurrence, ↑programme, ↑reading, ↑record, ↑score, ↑single, ↑song, ↑temperature, ↑time, ↑track, ↑transaction, ↑turnover, ↑verdict, ↑victory, ↑video, ↑vote, ↑win

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  • record — re·cord 1 /ri kȯrd/ vt 1: to put in a record 2: to deposit or otherwise cause to be registered in the appropriate office as a record and notice of a title or interest in property record a deed record a mortgage see also recording act …   Law dictionary

  • Record — or The Record may mean:An item or collection of data: * Storage medium that contains data (more specifically audio data) ** Gramophone record (also called phonograph record ), mechanical storage medium ** Compact Disc, optical storage medium *… …   Wikipedia

  • Record — Rec ord (r[e^]k [ e]rd), n. [OF. recort, record, remembrance, attestation, record. See {Record}, v. t.] 1. A writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts or events, is recorded; a register; as, a record of the acts of the Hebrew kings; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • record — ► NOUN 1) a piece of evidence or information constituting an account of something that has occurred, been said, etc. 2) the previous conduct or performance of a person or thing. 3) (also criminal record) a list of a person s previous criminal… …   English terms dictionary

  • record — RECÓRD, recorduri, s.n. Rezultat realizat într o competiţie sportivă oficială, a cărui valoare reprezintă cea mai bună performanţă, omologată de o persoană juridică; p. gener. realizare maximă, performanţă supremă obţinută într un domeniu de… …   Dicționar Român

  • récord — (plural récords; del inglés; pronunciamos récor ) sustantivo masculino 1. Área: deporte Marca deportiva que supera las anteriores del mismo género y en idénticas condiciones: El atleta norteamericano consiguió el récord del mundo de velocidad en… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • record — vb Record, register, list, enroll, catalog can mean to commit to writing for the sake of immediate or future use. Record usually implies as its purpose the making of an exact or official entry or statement which gives evidence of the facts… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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