Meaning of "record" in Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /ˈrekɔːd/

B1 the best, biggest, longest, tallest, etc.:

He holds the / world record in the marathon.

B1 a song or music which has been recorded and which is available for the public to buy:

My favourite Beatles’ record is ‘Love Me Do.’

information that is written on paper or stored on a computer so that it can be used in the future:

medical records
My teacher keeps / a record of my absences.

A person’s or company’s record is the behaviour or achievements of that person or company:

They have the best safety record of all the airlines.

(Definition of “record noun” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)