Definitions

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

  • noun Relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To have relation or reference; relate; refer.
  • noun Harmonious relation; correspondence; accord or agreement; affinity; analogy: used as a French word, often in the phrase en rapport, in or into close relation, accord, or harmony.
  • noun In French law. a report on a case, or on a subject submitted; a return.

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

  • noun Relation; proportion; conformity; correspondence; accord.
  • noun in accord, harmony, or sympathy; having a mutual, especially a private, understanding; in mesmerism, in that relation of sympathy which permits influence or communication.

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

  • noun A relationship of mutual trust and respect.

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

  • noun a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, from raporter, to bring back : re-, re- + aporter, to bring (from Latin apportāre : ad-, ad- + portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots).]

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From the French rapporter (“to bring back”)

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