Definitions for: Report


[n] the general estimation that the public has for a person; "he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"; "he was a person of bad report"
[n] an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"
[n] a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
[n] the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
[n] a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
[n] a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment; "his father signed his report card"
[n] a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing); "they heard a violent report followed by silence"
[v] to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental."
[v] make known to the authorities; "One student reported the other to the principal"
[v] complain about; make a charge against; "I reported her to the superviser"
[v] announce one's presence; "I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"
[v] announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities; "Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city"; "The team reported significant advances in their research"
[v] be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*port" (r?-p?rt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reported; p.
pr. & vb. n. Reporting.] [F. reporter to carry back, carry
(cf. rapporter; see Rapport), L. reportare to bear or bring
back; pref. re- re- + portare to bear or bring. See Port
bearing, demeanor.]
1. To refer. [Obs.]

Baldwin, his son, . . . succeeded his father; so
like unto him that we report the reader to the
character of King Almeric, and will spare the
repeating his description. --Fuller.

2. To bring back, as an answer; to announce in return; to
relate, as what has been discovered by a person sent to
examine, explore, or investigate; as, a messenger reports
to his employer what he has seen or ascertained; the
committee reported progress.

There is no man that may reporten all. --Chaucer.

3. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate
publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is
reported. --Shak.

It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith
it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel. --Neh.
vi. 6.

4. To give an official account or statement of; as, a
treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.

5. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo. [Obs. or R.] ``A
church with windows only from above, that reporteth the
voice thirteen times.'' --Bacon.

6. (Parliamentary Practice) To return or present as the
result of an examination or consideration of any matter
officially referred; as, the committee reported the bill
witth amendments, or reported a new bill, or reported the
results of an inquiry.

7. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public
body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.

8. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper;
as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.

9. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an
unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his
employer.

To be reported, or To be reported of, to be spoken of; to
be mentioned, whether favorably or unfavorably. --Acts
xvi. 2.

To report one's self, to betake one's self, as to a
superior or one to whom service is due, and be in
readiness to receive orders or do service.

Syn: To relate; narrate; tell; recite; describe.


Re*port" (r?-p?rt"), v. i.
1. To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter
inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected; as,
the committee will report at twelve o'clock.

2. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the
proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an
occurrence, etc., for publication.



3. To present one's self, as to a superior officer, or to one
to whom service is due, and to be in readiness for orders
or to do service; also, to give information, as of one's
address, condition, etc.; as, the officer reported to the
general for duty; to report weekly by letter.


Re*port" (r[-e]*p[=o]rt"), n. [Cf. F. rapport. See
Report.v. t.]
1. That which is reported. Specifically:
(a) An account or statement of the results of examination
or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
``From Thetis sent as spies to make report.''
--Waller.
(b) A story or statement circulating by common talk; a
rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.

It was a true report that I heard in mine own
land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. --1 Kings x.
6.

Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and . . .
of good report among all the nation of the Jews.
--Acts x. 22.
(c) Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
(d) An official statement of facts, verbal or written;
especially, a statement in writing of proceedings and
facts exhibited by an officer to his superiors; as,
the reports of the heads af departments to Congress,
of a master in chancery to the court, of committees to
a legislative body, and the like.
(e) An account or statement of a judicial opinion or
decision, or of case argued and determined in a court
of law, chancery, etc.; also, in the plural, the
volumes containing such reports; as, Coke's Reports.
(f) A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech,
debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting,
legislative body, etc.

2. Rapport; relation; connection; reference. [Obs.]

The corridors worse, having no report to the wings
they join to. --Evelyn.

Syn: Account; relation; narration; detail; description;
recital; narrative; story; rumor; hearsay.

Synonyms: account, account, composition, cover, describe, news report, paper, report card, reputation, story, study, theme, write up

See Also: anecdote, announce, blue book, bulletin, case study, check in, check out, clock off, clock out, comment, communique, complain, debriefing, denote, despatch, direct discourse, direct quotation, dispatch, essay, estimate, estimation, exclusive, gossip, green paper, incidental music, indirect discourse, info, inform, information, informing, kick, kvetch, making known, medical report, narration, news, newsletter, newssheet, noise, plain, position paper, progress report, punch out, quetch, recital, scoop, scuttlebutt, sign in, sound off, summarisation, summarization, term paper, white book, white paper, writing assignment, written assignment, yarn

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