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Definition of Record


  1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.
  2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.
  3. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events.
  4. To reflect; to ponder.
  5. To sing or repeat a tune.
  6. 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; a record of the variations of temperature during a certain time; a family record.
  7. An official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the receiver of taxes.
  8. An authentic official copy of a document which has been entered in a book, or deposited in the keeping of some officer designated by law.
  9. An official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record.
  10. The various legal papers used in a case, together with memoranda of the proceedings of the court; as, it is not permissible to allege facts not in the record.
  11. Testimony; witness; attestation.
  12. That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial.
  13. That which has been, or might be, recorded; the known facts in the course, progress, or duration of anything, as in the life of a public man; as, a politician with a good or a bad record.
  14. That which has been publicly achieved in any kind of competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race.

Record Quotations

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Being yourself is one of the hardest things because it's scary. You always wonder whether you'll be accepted for who you really are. I decided to call my record 'Inside Out' because that's my motto about life. I don't think you ever succeed at trying to be anyone else but who you truly are.
Emmy Rossum

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Amy Lowell

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
Milton Friedman

Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith - even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity.
Karen Armstrong
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Record Translations

record in Afrikaans is plaat, registreer, rapport, register, skyf
record in Danish is skive
record in Dutch is discus, plaat, grammofoonplaat, schijf
record in Finnish is kiekko, kirjata
record in French is enregistrent, enregistrez, enregistrons, record
record in German is Schallplatte, aufzeichnen, satz
record in Italian is nota, registrare, record, fetta, registrare
record in Norwegian is innskrive
record in Portuguese is registar, registro
record in Swedish is grammofonskiva, urkund, registrera, rekord
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