"records" in the noun sense
anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
"the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"
2. phonograph record, phonograph recording, record, disk, disc, platter
sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had
"at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"
4. record, track record
the sum of recognized accomplishments
"the lawyer has a good record"
"the track record shows that he will be a good president"
5. record, record book, book
a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone
"Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"
"his name is in all the record books"
an extreme attainment the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport
"he tied the Olympic record"
"coffee production last year broke all previous records"
"Chicago set the homicide record"
a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction
"they could find no record of the purchase"
8. criminal record, record
a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted
"he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court"
"the prostitute had a record a mile long"
"records" in the verb sense
1. record, enter, put down
make a record of set down in permanent form
2. record, tape
"They recorded her singing"
3. read, register, show, record
indicate a certain reading of gauges and instruments
"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
"The gauge read `empty'"
4. record, register
be aware of
"Did you register any change when I pressed the button?"
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