Definitions

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

  • noun A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group.
  • noun A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail.
  • noun Law Bound volumes containing the published court opinions in legal cases, intended to provide a reference for precedents in subsequent cases.
  • noun Reputation; repute.
  • noun Archaic Common talk; rumor or gossip.
  • noun An explosive noise.
  • intransitive verb To make or present an official or formal account of.
  • intransitive verb To write or provide an account or summation of for publication or broadcast.
  • intransitive verb To tell about the presence or occurrence of.
  • intransitive verb To relate or tell, especially from personal experience: synonym: describe.
  • intransitive verb To submit or relate the results of considerations concerning.
  • intransitive verb To carry back and repeat to another.
  • intransitive verb To complain about or denounce.
  • intransitive verb To make a report.
  • intransitive verb To serve as a reporter for a publication, broadcasting company, or other news media.
  • intransitive verb To present oneself.
  • intransitive verb To be accountable or subordinate to someone.
  • idiom (on report) Subject to disciplinary action.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A tale carried; a story circulated; hence, rumor; common fame.
  • noun Repute; public character.
  • noun An account or statement. ,
  • noun The sound of an explosion; a loud noise.
  • noun Relation; correspondence; connection; reference.
  • noun Synonyms Narration, detail, description, recital, narrative, communication.
  • noun Hearsay.
  • noun Verdict., etc. See decision.
  • Specifically, in music, to answer and echo, as voices in a madrigal.

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

  • intransitive verb To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected.
  • intransitive verb To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
  • intransitive verb 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.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from reporter, to report, from Latin reportāre : re-, re- + portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman reporter, Middle French reporter, and their source, Latin reportāre, from re- + portāre.

Examples

  • • Match report: Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham• Read Paul Doyle's minute-by-minute report• Daniel Taylor: City will be all the poorer for failure• In pictures: Tom Jenkins's best images from the gamePeter Crouch had messed up a better chance five minutes before Marton Fulop, in the night's decisive moment, pushed Younes Kaboul's cross on to his head.

    Harry Redknapp's England contingent on course for South Africa as well

  • Now….under Clinton, intel is gathered to figure out who did it, but before the report is finished, Clinton is out and Bush is in…..report is thus given to bush….and he did what Paul?

    Think Progress » Tell Chris Wallace To Ask Rice About The U.S.S. Cole

  • With all of these pieces the code for a trivial report could look something like this: use Report; my $report = Report - > new ();

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • • Match report: Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham• Read Paul Doyle's minute-by-minute report• Richard Williams: Spurs 'England contingent shine• In pictures: Tom Jenkins's best images from the gameUltimately, though, they came up conspicuously short and, as the game reached its final stages, Mancini could be seen screaming into the night air, kicking out those polished shoes and releasing all that pent-up frustration in the knowledge that a place in the Champions League qualifiers was about to pass them by.

    Even with all their riches, City will be far poorer for this failure

  • • Match report: Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham• Read Paul Doyle's minute-by-minute report• Richard Williams: Spurs 'England contingent shine• Daniel Taylor: City will be all the poorer for failure• In pictures: Tom Jenkins's best images from the game

    Roberto Mancini told his Manchester City job is safe

  • • Match report: Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham• Read Paul Doyle's minute-by-minute report• Richard Williams: Spurs 'England contingent shine• Daniel Taylor: City will be all the poorer for failure• In pictures: Tom Jenkins's best images from the game "It's great for the club.

    Harry Redknapp says securing fourth place 'better than winning FA Cup'

  • * Goldstone called the allegation that the report encourages terror and negates Israel's right to self-defense "quite untrue and a fallacious attempt to win opposition to what is contained in the report*.

    Qwaider Planet

  • * Goldstone called the allegation that the report encourages terror and negates Israel's right to self-defense "quite untrue and a fallacious attempt to win opposition to what is contained in the report*.

    Qwaider Planet

  • * Goldstone called the allegation that the report encourages terror and negates Israel's right to self-defense "quite untrue and a fallacious attempt to win opposition to what is contained in the report*.

    Qwaider Planet

  • * Goldstone called the allegation that the report encourages terror and negates Israel's right to self-defense "quite untrue and a fallacious attempt to win opposition to what is contained in the report*.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

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  • Stories on fanfiction.net used to get this all the time, but now the abuse staff just ignores them.

    September 2, 2012

  • Great page, as usual! -- But...um, strange pictures in the Visual section, must be a joke or a mistake. Offhand my personal first reaction to this word would be to think of a document being presented, or a 'report' being verbally given....so I would think of somethings like that for at least one of the visuals...😶

    January 20, 2019

  • When photos were first added here it was algorithm pulling photos up from Flickr depending on how they'd been tagged. I have no idea how it works these days.

    January 20, 2019

  • Thanks citizenbfk! The images do look odd ... we do pull from the Flickr API, based on text or tags associated with the image. Lots of things are 'reported on' so that's why we see the images we do. I guess people don't photograph their reports (or share their report photographs under an open license) as much as there are photographs featured *in* reports.

    January 22, 2019