I UK [ˈrekɔː(r)d] / US [ˈrekərd] noun
Word forms "record":
singular record plural records
1) [countable] information kept about something that has happened

medical/archaeological/historical records

record of:

a weekly record of world events

keep/maintain/compile a record:

Try to keep a record of everything you eat this week.

2) [countable] the best achievement so far in a particular activity, especially sport
break/beat a record:

Woods broke the course record with a superb score.

set a record:

The lap record was set last year by Schumacher.

hold a record:

She holds the world indoor 800 metres record.

3) [singular] the things that someone has done, that give an idea of what they are like
a good/bad record:

The company has a reasonably good safety record.

a) [countable] a large round black piece of plastic containing music or other sounds

Original Beatles' records are worth a lot of money now.

b) a piece of music that you can buy on a CD, cassette, or record

the hottest/lowest/worst etc on record — hotter/lower/worse etc than ever before

This summer has been the hottest on record.

(just) for the record — used for giving a piece of information that you want people to know

It doesn't matter now, but just for the record – you were wrong.

on (the) record — used for stating that you are saying something officially or publicly

go on record:

The minister has gone on record as saying the law should be changed.

set/put the record straight — to tell the truth about something after someone else has not told the truth about it

II UK [rɪˈkɔː(r)d] / US [rɪˈkɔrd] verb
Word forms "record":
present tense I/you/we/they record he/she/it records present participle recording past tense recorded past participle recorded
a) [transitive] to make a record of something that has happened, usually by writing it somewhere

They were asked to record the time at which the attack happened.

b) to be a record of something that has happened

His diaries record the lives of ordinary country people.

a) [intransitive/transitive] to put sounds or images onto a CD, dvd, cassette, or video

Can you record the football for me at 10 o'clock?

Are you sure the tape is recording?

b) to do a performance, especially of music, so that it can be put onto a CD, dvd, cassette, or video

Their new album has taken two years to record.

The performance was recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl.

3) [transitive] to officially decide something and write it down

The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.

4) [transitive] if a piece of equipment records an amount, it measures it and shows it

Temperatures as low as –70 degrees Celsius have been recorded.

III UK [ˈrekɔː(r)d] / US [ˈrekərd] adjective
more, better, worse, faster etc than ever before

A record crowd of 120,000 people saw the game.

I made it back to the office in record time.

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