Word of the Day: Record

verb

re-cord / ri-ˈkȯrd

 

  1. to write down so as to provide evidence of

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., 1929-1968

 

  1. to indicate

One of the reasons Death Valley has the hottest temperature ever recorded is because it is approximately 190 ft below the sea level, and air warms as it gets lower.

guinessworldrecords.com/world-records/highest-recorded-temperature/

 

  1. to cause data to be registered on a disc, tape, etc., in a way in which it can be reproduced

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created.

Edward Steichen, 1879-1973

 

noun

re-cord /  ˈre-kərd

 

  1. the state of having written or otherwise registered evidence of something

The record of a generous life runs like a vine around the memory of our dead, and every sweet unselfish act is now a perfumed flower.

from ‘Some Mistakes of Moses’ by Robert Green Ingersoll, 1833-1899

 

  1. a disc, vinyl, etc. on which images, music, etc. have been registered

It’s easy listening to a record, but a live performance is so personal and real.

Gin Wigmore, 1986-

 

  1. an official document

I must place on record my regret that the human race ever learned to fly.

Winston Churchill, 1874-1965

 

  1. collected facts about someone or something with regard to a certain activity

Trust requires a track record.

from ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ by Rick Warren, 1954-

 

  1. a top performance in something

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

William Arthur Ward, 1921-1994

 

adjective

re-cord / ˈre-kərd

 

  1. of, relating to or being something that tops the greatest of its kind

We live in a time of record breaking crisis but it’s also a time of record breaking vision.

Velcrow Ripper, 1963-