Report meaning

rĭ-pôrt
Report is defined as a collection of information about something or rumors or gossip that is being spread.

An example of report is a paper a student writes about a book.

An example of report is a summary of findings provided after a committee investigates a situation.

An example of report is a teacher's description of student behavior at a conference with his parents.

An example of report is when someone says they heard from a friend of a friend that a UFO was spotted.

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Bound volumes containing the published court opinions in legal cases, intended to provide a reference for precedents in subsequent cases.
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To complain about or denounce.

Reported the students to the principal.

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To present oneself or make one's presence known.

To report for duty.

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To submit or relate the results of considerations concerning.

The committee reported the bill.

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To serve as a reporter for a publication, broadcasting company, or other news media.
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To carry back and repeat to another.

Reported the rumor of a strike.

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To carry and repeat (a message, etc.)
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To write an account of for presentation to others or for publication, as in a newspaper.
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To give a formal statement or official account of; announce formally (the results of an investigation, etc.)
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To present or return (something referred for study, action, etc.) with the conclusions reached or recommendations made.

The committee reported the bill out.

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To make a charge about (something) or against (someone) to a person in authority.

To report a rudeness, to report a thief.

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To make a report.
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To work as a reporter.
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To be responsible or subordinate (to a superior)
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Rumor; gossip; common talk.

Report has it that you will resign.

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Reputation.

A person of good report.

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A statement or account brought in and presented, often for publication.

A report of a battle.

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A formal or official presentation of facts or of the record of some proceedings, an investigation, etc.
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A loud, resounding noise, esp. one made by an explosion.
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A printed or microfilmed collection of facts and figures with page numbers and page headings. See report writer and query.
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(intransitive) To relate details of (an event or incident); to recount, describe (something). [from 15th c.]
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To repeat (something one has heard), to retell; to pass on, convey (a message, information etc.). [from 15th c.]
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Formally to notify someone of (particular intelligence, suspicions, illegality, misconduct etc.); to make notification to relevant authorities; to submit a formal report of. [from 15th c.]

For insurance reasons, I had to report the theft to the local police station.

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(intransitive) To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself. [from 19th c.]
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(intransitive) To write news reports (f); to cover as a journalist or reporter. [from 19th c.]

Andrew Marr reports now on more in-fighting at Westminster.

Every newspaper reported the war.

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(intransitive) To be accountable.

The financial director reports to the CEO.

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(politics, dated) To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred.

The committee reported the bill with amendments, or reported a new bill, or reported the results of an inquiry.

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To take minutes of (a speech, the doings of a public body, etc.); to write down from the lips of a speaker.
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A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone, with the most common adpositions being by (referring to creator of the report) and on (referring to the subject.

A report by the telecommunications ministry on the phone network revealed a severe capacity problem.

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(ballistics) The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion.
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The definition of report is giving an account of something or repeating something you've heard.

An example of report is when a person calls the police to tell them about a crime.

An example of report is when a journalist goes to the Middle East to cover a war.

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An explosive noise.

The report of a rifle.

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To make a report.

Would you please report on what happened?

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To present oneself.

Report for duty.

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To be accountable or subordinate to someone.

She reports directly to the board of directors.

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To give an account of, often at regular intervals; give information about (something seen, done, etc.); recount.
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To make known the presence, approach, etc. of.

To report strange aircraft overhead.

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To make a formal statement, especially of complaint, about (someone). [from 19th c.]

If you do that again I'll report you to the boss.

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  • Subject to disciplinary action.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of report

  • Middle English from Old French from reporter to report from Latin reportāre re- re- portāre to carry per-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary