- I UK [ˈrekɔː(r)d] / US [ˈrekərd]
Word forms "record":
singular record plural records
1) [countable] information kept about something that has happenedrecord of:
medical/archaeological/historical recordskeep/maintain/compile a record:
a weekly record of world events
Try to keep a record of everything you eat this week.2) [countable] the best achievement so far in a particular activity, especially sportbreak/beat a record:set a record:
Woods broke the course record with a superb score.hold a record:
The lap record was set last year by Schumacher.
She holds the world indoor 800 metres record.3) [singular] the things that someone has done, that give an idea of what they are likea good/bad record:
The company has a reasonably good safety record.4)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.go on record:
on (the) record— used for stating that you are saying something officially or publicly
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
1)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.2)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] adjectivemore, 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.
English dictionary. 2014.