from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An account presented usually in detail.
- n. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group.
- n. Law A published collection of authoritative accounts of court cases or of judicial decisions. Often used in the plural.
- n. Common talk; rumor or gossip: According to report, they eloped.
- n. Reputation; repute: a person of bad report.
- n. An explosive noise: the report of a rifle.
- transitive v. To make or present an often official, formal, or regular account of.
- transitive v. To relate or tell about; present: report one's findings. See Synonyms at describe.
- transitive v. To write or provide an account or summation of for publication or broadcast: report the news.
- transitive v. To submit or relate the results of considerations concerning: The committee reported the bill.
- transitive v. To carry back and repeat to another: reported the rumor of a strike.
- transitive v. To complain about or denounce: reported them to the principal.
- intransitive v. To make a report.
- intransitive v. To serve as a reporter for a publication, broadcasting company, or other news media.
- intransitive v. To present oneself: report for duty.
- intransitive v. To be accountable: She reports directly to the board of directors.
- report out To return after deliberation to a legislative body for action: The committee reported the new tax bill out.
- idiom on report Subject to disclipinary action.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be accountable.
- n. A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone.
- n. The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To refer.
- transitive v. 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
- transitive v. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story.
- transitive v. To give an official account or statement of.
- transitive v. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
- transitive v. To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred.
- transitive v. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
- transitive v. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper.
- transitive v. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense.
- intransitive v. To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected.
- intransitive v. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
- intransitive v. 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.
- n. That which is reported.
- n. An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
- n. A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
- n. Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
- n. An official statement of facts, verbal or written; especially, a statement in writing of proceedings and facts exhibited by an officer to his superiors.
- n. 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.
- n. A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
- n. Rapport; relation; connection; reference.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bear or bring back as an answer; relate, as what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore, or investigate.
- To give an account of; make a statement concerning; say; make known; tell or relate from one to another.
- To give an official or formal account or statement of: as, to report a deficit.
- To write out and give an account or statement of, as of the proceedings, debates, etc., of a legislative body, a convention, court, etc.; specifically, to write out or take down from the lips of the speaker: as, the debate was fully reported.
- To lay a charge against; bring to the cognizance of: as, to report one to one's employer.
- To refer (one′ s self) for information or credit.
- To return or reverberate, as sound; echo back.
- To describe; represent.
- To give information about one's self; speak for one's self.
- Synonyms To announce, communicate.
- To rumor, bruit.
- To give in a report, or make a formal statement: as, the committee will report at twelve o'clock.
- To give an account or description; specifically, to do the work of a reporter. See reporter .
- Same as to report one's self (see under I.): as, to report at headquarters.
- n. An account brought back or returned; a statement or relation of facts given in reply to inquiry, as the result of investigation, or by a person authorized to examine and bring or send information.
- n. A tale carried; a story circulated; hence, rumor; common fame.
- n. Repute; public character.
- n. An account or statement. ,
- n. The sound of an explosion; a loud noise.
- n. Relation; correspondence; connection; reference.
- n. Synonyms Narration, detail, description, recital, narrative, communication.
- n. Hearsay.
- n. Verdict., etc. See decision.
- Specifically, in music, to answer and echo, as voices in a madrigal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a short account of the news
- v. make known to the authorities
- v. be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
- n. an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
- n. the general estimation that the public has for a person
- n. the act of informing by verbal report
- v. to give an account or representation of in words
- v. announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding
- n. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
- v. complain about; make a charge against
- v. announce one's presence
- n. a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)
- n. a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
Middle English, from Old French, from reporter, to report, from Latin reportāre : re-, re- + portāre, to carry; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman reporter, Middle French reporter, and their source, Latin reportāre, from re- + portāre. (Wiktionary)