rec|ord1 [ `rekərd ] noun ***
1. ) count 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.
a ) singular the things that someone has done, which give an idea of what they are like:
a good/bad record: The company has a reasonably good safety record.
2. ) count the best achievement so far in a particular activity, especially a sport:
break/smash 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 record in the 800 meters.
3. ) count a large round black piece of plastic containing music or other sounds:
Original Beatles' records are worth a lot of money now.
a ) a piece of music that you can buy on a CD, CASSETTE, or record
a broken record INFORMAL
someone who keeps annoying you by repeating the same thing
change the record SPOKEN
used for telling someone to stop talking about the same thing because they are annoying you
(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.
the hottest/lowest/worst etc. on record
hotter/lower/worse etc. than ever before:
This summer has been the hottest on record.
off the record
used for saying that a remark is not official or intended to be made public:
Off the record, many Republicans admit they cannot win the election.
on (the) record
used for stating that you are saying something officially or publicly:
go on record: The governor 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:
Despite the administration's attempts to set the record straight, the scandal refuses to die down.
rec|ord 2 [ rı`kɔrd ] verb ***
1. ) transitive to make a record of something that has happened, usually by writing it down:
They were asked to record the time at which the attack happened.
a ) to officially decide something and write it down:
The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.
b ) to be a record of something that has happened:
His diaries record the lives of ordinary country people.
c ) if a piece of equipment records an amount, it measures it and shows it:
Temperatures as low as 70 degrees Celsius have been recorded.
2. ) intransitive or transitive to put sounds or images onto a CASSETTE, CD, or video:
Can you record the football game for me at 10 o'clock?
Are you sure the tape is recording?
a ) to do a performance, especially of music, so that it can be put onto a CASSETTE, CD, or video:
Their new album has taken two years to record.
The performance was recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl.
3. ) transitive MAINLY JOURNALISM to achieve something impressive, especially in sports:
The Lakers recorded their biggest victory margin of the season.
rec|ord 3 [ `rekərd ] 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.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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