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Meaning of "world record" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WORLD RECORD

world record  [wɜːld ˈrɛkɔːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WORLD RECORD

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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World record is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WORLD RECORD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

World record

A world record is usually the best global performance ever recorded and officially verified in a specific skill or sport. The book Guinness World Records collates and publishes notable records of all types, from first and best to worst human achievements, to extremes in the natural world and beyond. The website RecordSetter has begun to take on the same territory, but with a more inclusive policy.

Definition of world record in the English dictionary

The definition of world record in the dictionary is the best achievement in the world so far in a particular activity, especially a sport.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WORLD RECORD


accord
əˈkɔːd
chord
kɔːd
clavichord
ˈklævɪˌkɔːd
concord
ˈkɒnkɔːd
Concorde
ˈkɒnkɔːd
cord
kɔːd
discord
ˈdɪskɔːd
harpsichord
ˈhɑːpsɪˌkɔːd
misericorde
mɪˈzɛrɪˌkɔːd
needlecord
ˈniːdəlˌkɔːd
notochord
ˈnəʊtəˌkɔːd
off-the-record
ˌɒfðəˈrɛkɔːd
record
ˈrɛkɔːd
ripcord
ˈrɪpˌkɔːd
whipcord
ˈwɪpˌkɔːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WORLD RECORD

world champion
world championship
World Council of Churches
World Court
World Cup
World Fair
World Health Organization
World Heritage Site
world language
world leader
world music
world of one´s own
world power
world scale
World Series
World Service
world title
World Trade Center
World Trade Organization
world view

WORDS THAT END LIKE WORLD RECORD

attendance record
Congressional Record
court record
criminal record
for the record
go on record
gold record
gramophone record
have a record
human rights record
long-playing record
off the record
on record
police record
prerecord
re-record
school record
tape-record
track record
war record
with one accord

Synonyms and antonyms of world record in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «world record» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WORLD RECORD

Find out the translation of world record to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of world record from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «world record» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

世界纪录
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

récord mundial
570 millions of speakers

English

world record
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विश्व रिकॉर्ड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرقم القياسي العالمي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мировой рекорд
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

recorde mundial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিশ্ব রেকর্ড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

record du monde
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

rekod dunia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Weltrekord
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

世界記録
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세계 기록
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rekor donya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kỷ lục thế giới
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலக சாதனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जागतिक विक्रम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dünya rekoru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

record del mondo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rekord świata
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

світовий рекорд
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

record mondial
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παγκόσμιο ρεκόρ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wêreld rekord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

världsrekord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

verdensrekord
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of world record

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WORLD RECORD»

The term «world record» is very widely used and occupies the 20.054 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WORLD RECORD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «world record» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «world record» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about world record

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WORLD RECORD»

Discover the use of world record in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to world record and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The World Record Paper Airplane Book
Now completely revised and expanded, with new models, new full-color graphics, and new know-how, this is the irresistible bestseller that marries the fun of making paper airplanes with the hard science of aeronautical engineering.
Jeff Lammers, 2006
2
Guinness World Records 2014
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 is bursting with new and updated records.
Guinness World Records, 2013
3
Guinness World Records 2012
Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, the natural world, exploration, technology, remarkable activities, the arts, amusements, and sports.
Craig Glenday, 2012
4
How to Grow World Record Tomatoes: A Guinness Champion ...
Guinness world record holder Charles Wilber reveals for the first time how he grows record-breaking tomatoes without chemicals.
Charles H. Wilber, 1999
5
Scholastic Book of World Records 2011
A reference guide includes records in the realms of politics, sports, the environment, nature, space, and popular culture, and includes a section of United States records.
Bruce Glassman, 2010
6
Sowbelly: The Obsessive Quest for the World-Record ...
Shares the stories of competitive fishermen and their efforts to break a seventy-two-year-old largemouth bass record, from George Washington Perry's famous 1932 catch, to a Texas biologist's endeavor to break the record through scientific ...
Monte Burke, 2006
7
The Quest for the World Record Bass
This book contains numerous photos of bass, a fully documented list of the "Top 25 Bass" of all time and tips to give every fisherman a fighting chance to catch the World Record.
Bart Crabb, 1997
8
The World Record: International Voices from Southbank ...
An international anthology of work by poets from all the countries taking part in the 2012 London Olympics.
Neil Astley, Anna Selby, 2012
9
The Fastest Thirty Ballgames: A Ballpark Chasers World ...
Craig assisted with the Ballpark Chaser Guides while Ken charted Booth's record attempt in 2009. Throughout the book look for other featured 'Ballpark Chasers' personal ballpark stories and memories that have forever changed their lives.
Douglas Booth, Craig B. Landgren, Kenneth A. Lee, 2011
10
World Record Breakers in Track & Field Athletics
Presents profiles and statistics on record-breaking track and field athletes
Gerald Lawson, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WORLD RECORD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term world record is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hosszu sets 200m medley world record
... set a world record for the women's 200 meters individual medley at the world ... Kukors of the United States, set at the world championships in Rome in 2009. «Reuters, Aug 15»
2
Sjostrom sets 100m butterfly world record
KAZAN, Russia Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom set a world record for the women's 100 meters butterfly at the world swimming championships on Monday. Sjostrom's ... «Reuters, Aug 15»
3
Ledecky betters own 1500m freestyle world record
Ledecky was inside world record pace throughout her preliminary heat as the ... It was the fourth time that Ledecky has broken her own 1500m freestyle record. «Reuters, Aug 15»
4
Watch: 164 Skydivers Fall Into Formation, Breaking World Record
The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012, according to The Associated Press. It took the new record-holding team 13 attempts to beat that ... «NPR, Jul 15»
5
Jia Jia the oldest panda ever celebrates her 37th birthday with two …
There was plenty to celebrate today for female giant panda Jia Jia on her 37th birthday, with confirmation that she has set two Guinness World Records titles. «Guinness World Records, Jul 15»
6
World's largest surfboard: 66 catch a wave and ride their way to a …
Visit Huntington Beach and the Epic Big Board Ride (USA) have broken the world record for the Most people riding a surfboard after cramming 66 people onto 1 ... «Guinness World Records, Jun 15»
7
Bradley Wiggins breaks World Record
Sir Bradley Wiggins gave everything he had to raise the standard of a "torturous" and "relentless" UCI Hour Record but the Beamonesque mark he targeted was ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
8
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson sets selfie record with fans at San …
Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson has set a new Guinness World Records title for the Most self-portrait photographs (selfies) taken in three minutes, at the ... «Guinness World Records, May 15»
9
Rescue cat Merlin sets new world record for loudest purr
Merlin, a rescue kitty from Torquay, Devon (UK) now has plenty to make a noise about after being confirmed as having the world record for Loudest purr by a ... «Guinness World Records, May 15»
10
World's oldest person Misao Okawa dies aged 117
Guinness World Records is saddened to learn of the passing of Misao Okawa, holder of the world record titles for Oldest living person and Oldest living woman. «Guinness World Records, Apr 15»

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