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

  • noun A writer, investigator, or presenter of news stories.
  • noun A volume containing the published opinions of a court.
  • noun A court official who records the proceedings in a trial or hearing.
  • noun A person who makes and issues the official accounts or records of the proceedings of a court.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who reports or gives an account.
  • noun Specifically— One who draws up official statements of law proceedings and decisions, or of legislative debates.
  • noun A member of the staff of a newspaper whose work is to collect and put in form for submission to the editors local information of all kinds, to give an account of the proceedings at public meetings, entertainments, etc., and, in general, to go upon any mission or quest for news, to interview persons whose names are before the public, and to obtain news for his paper in any other way that may be assigned to him by his chiefs.
  • noun One who makes or signs a report, as of a committee.

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

  • noun An officer or person who makes authorized statements of law proceedings and decisions, or of legislative debates.
  • noun One who reports speeches, the proceedings of public meetings, news, etc., for the newspapers.

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

  • noun Agent noun of report; someone or something that reports.
  • noun A journalist who investigates, edits and reports news stories for newspapers, radio and television.
  • noun A person who records and issues official reports of judicial or legislative proceedings.
  • noun law A case reporter; a bound volume of printed legal opinions from a particular jurisdiction.

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

  • noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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