Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One, such as a tape recorder, that makes recordings or records.
  • noun A public officer in charge of the records of instruments required to be registered, such as deeds.
  • noun A judge who has criminal jurisdiction in a city.
  • noun Music A flute with eight finger holes and a whistlelike mouthpiece.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who bears witness; a witness.
  • noun One who records; specifically, a person whose official duty is to register writings or transactions, as the keeper of the rolls of a city, or the like.
  • noun A judge having local criminal jurisdiction in a city or borough.
  • noun A musical instrument of the flageolet family, having a long tube with seven holes and a mouthpiece.
  • noun A registering apparatus; specifically, in telegraphy, a receiving instrument in which a permanent record of the signals is made.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who records; specifically, a person whose official duty it is to make a record of writings or transactions.
  • noun The title of the chief judical officer of some cities and boroughs; also, of the chief justice of an East Indian settlement. The Recorder of London is judge of the Lord Mayor's Court, and one of the commissioners of the Central Criminal Court.
  • noun (Mus.), obsolete A kind of wind instrument resembling the flageolet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An apparatus for recording; a device which records.
  • noun Agent noun of record; one who records.
  • noun A judge in a municipal court.
  • noun A simple internal duct flute
  • noun A woodwind musical instrument.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
  • noun someone responsible for keeping records
  • noun equipment for making records
  • noun a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sense 3, probably from record, to practice a tune, warble.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman recordour, from Old French recordeor, from Medieval Latin recordātor, from Latin recordor ("call to mind, remember, recollect"), from re- ("back, again") + cor ("heart; mind").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from record ("to practice (music)")

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