(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Keeping as evidence
1. record, note, minute; register, poll, diptych, entry, memorandum, copy, duplicate, docket; muniment, deed; document, chart, matter of record; testimony, deposition, affidavit, certificate; coupon, receipt (see receiving); notebook, statistic; registry, registration, enrollment; rap sheet; tabulation, transcript, transcription, entry, booking, signature. See list, indication, evidence, writing.
2. (printed record) gazette, newspaper, magazine; almanac, calendar; diary, memoir, log, journal, daybook, album, ledger, Web log; yearbook, annual; archive, scroll, chronicle, annals; legend, history, biography. Informal, biog. See publication, news.
3. (solid monument) monument, hatchment, slab, tablet, trophy, obelisk, pillar, column, monolith; memorial; memento, testimonial, medal; commemoration. See memory.
4. (remains) trace, vestige, relic, remains, scar, footstep, footprint, track, mark, wake, trail, spoor, scent.
5. (electric record) phonograph record, extended-play record, EP, 45. long-playing record, LP, 78; videodisc, DVD, Laserdisc, compact disc, CD, digital or analog record[ing], optical disk; floppy disk, diskette, hard disk, CD-ROM, WORM; wire or tape recording, transcription, digital audio tape, DAT; disk, disc, waxing, platter; track, sector, field, record, groove; database.
6. (person who records) recorder, registrar, register, notary, prothonotary, clerk, amanuensis, secretary, stenographer, scribe, bookkeeper; editor, author, journalist; annalist, historian, chronicler, biographer, antiquary, antiquarian, archivist; scorekeeper, scorer, timekeeper, timer.
7. (recording machine) recording instrument, recorder, ticker, ticker tape; tracer; timer, dater, stopwatch, speedometer (see measurement, chronometry); log, turnstile; seismograph; phonograph, record player, turntable; tape or wire recorder, dictating machine; adding machine, cash register (see numeration); video[tape or -cassette] recorder, VTR, VCR.
Verbs — record, put on record, chronicle, set down, hand down to posterity, commemorate, write, put in writing, take down; jot down, note, make a note; enter, book; post, make an entry of, enroll, register; check off, check in or out, sign in; notarize; make out; mark, sign, attest, file; wax, tape, transcribe; go down in history or records. Informal, chalk up.
Adjectives — recorded, recording; on record or file, on the books; documentary, in writing or print, in black and white.
Quotations — A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer (Dean Acheson), Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds (Percy Bysshe Shelley), Writing may be either the record of a deed or a deed. It is nobler when it is a deed (Henry David Thoreau), Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded (Virginia Woolf).
Antonyms, see oblivion.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Documentary evidence]
Syn. manuscript, inscription, transcription, account, report, history, legend, story, writing, written material, document.
Types of records include: register, catalog, list, inventory, file, database, ledger, itinerary, narration, memo, memorandum, registry, schedule, chronicle, docket, scroll, archive, note, contract, statement, will, testament, petition, calendar, log, logbook, letter, memoir, reminiscence, dictation, confession, deposition, inscription, official record, sworn document, evidence, license, bulletin, gazette, newspaper, magazine, annual report, journal, Congressional Record, transactions, debates, bill, annals, presidential order, state paper, white paper, blue book, budget, report, entry, book, publication, autograph, signature, vital statistics, deed, paper, diary, stenographic notes, ledger, daybook, almanac, proceedings, minutes, description, affidavit, certificate, muniment, memorabilium, transcript, dossier, roll, audiotape, videotape, computer disk, computer diskette, floppy disk, hard disk, CD-ROM, mag tape, magnetic tape.
2. [One's past]
Syn. career, experience, work, accomplishment, background, case history, studies, credentials, way of life, past behavior, past performance, reign, administration, official conduct, track record*; see also life 2 , résumé 2 .
3. [A device for the reproduction of sound]
Syn. recording, disk, album, compact disk, CD, phonograph record, LP, laser disk, single, release, wax cylinder, wax plate, recording wire, transcription, canned music, cut*, take*, platter*; see also cassette .
go on record,
Syn. assert, attest, state, issue a public statement; see declare 1 .
off the record,
Syn. confidential, unofficial, secret, not for publication; see private , secret 1 , 3 .
on record,
Syn. recorded, stated, official, on the record; see public 1 , recorded .
1. [To write down]
Syn. register, write, write in, put down, mark down, jot down, set down, note down, take down, put on record, transcribe, list, note, file, mark, inscribe, log, catalog, tabulate, put in writing, put in black and white, chronicle, keep accounts, keep an account of, make a written account of, put on paper, preserve, make an entry in, chalk up, write up, enter, enroll, matriculate, report, book, post, journalize, copy, document, insert, enumerate, spill ink; see also write 1 , 2 .
2. [To indicate]
Syn. point out, point to, register, show; see designate 1 , read 3 .
3. [To record electronically]
Syn. tape, cut, make a record of, make a tape, tape-record, videotape, film, photograph, cut a record.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. history register, account, chronicle, transcription, log, journal, minutes, archives, documentation, diary.
2. performance history track record, book, resume, *stats.
3. recording disc, album, *45, *hot wax, single, LP, CD. see music
register, chronicle, transcribe, take down, write down, log, take minutes, document, enter, set down, keep an account of.
ANT.: erase, delete
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To place on a list or in a record: enter, insert, post3, register. See REMEMBER. 2. To give a precise indication of, as on a register or scale: indicate, mark, read, register, show. See SHOW.

English dictionary for students. 2013.