record-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: repository of past information

Commentary: RECORD[+repository][+information][+past]

The footprints in the sand left a record of the murderer's path up to the beach house.
Her diaries provide an interesting personal record of rural life in the 1920s.
The fossil record shows the emergence of this life form during the Cambrian era.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5

Sense Number 2: tallied performances or activities

Commentary: RECORD[+activity][+performance][+tallied]

This stock's outstanding record is not a guarantee of similar future performance.
The San Diego team finished the season with a decent record of 32 wins and 8 losses.
He still holds the world's record for the 100-meter dash.
Her voting record at the Senate shows an inconsistent pattern on tax reform.
His record of auto theft and petty larceny is as long as your arm!
Their firm has a pretty good record of turning in good quarters, even during recessions.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 6, 4, 8

Sense Number 3: phonograph or sound disc

Commentary: RECORD[+repository][+disc][+audio]

This rare collection of classical records was produced in 1930.
His band has just cut its first record.
I dropped the stack of records on my foot.
Jane's record went platinum after only four weeks.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: legal written document

Commentary: RECORD[+repository][+document][+legal]
NOTE: often occurs in the plural

Records of property transfers and taxes were destroyed in the courthouse fire.
You can't return that computer without a written record of the purchase.
The records show that offshore transactions were conducted on May 17th, 1999.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 5: pertaining to public dissemination

Commentary: RECORD[+idiomatic][+information]

We'll include a list of names of participant for the record.
His remarks at the meeting were intended to be off the record.
These analyses are on the record in their archives and available to the public.
The FBI has determined that she is a partner of record in several offshore firms.
He went on record stating that he'd oppose the new education bill.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: of_record