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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Specifically, in music, to answer and echo, as voices in a madrigal.
  • 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.

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)


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