Report Definition

rĭ-pôrt
reported, reporting, reports
noun
reports
A statement or account brought in and presented, often for publication.
A report of a battle.
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Reputation.
A person of good report.
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Rumor; gossip; common talk.
Report has it that you will resign.
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A formal account or record of a court case, decision, etc.
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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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verb
reported, reporting, reports
To give an account of, often at regular intervals; give information about (something seen, done, etc.); recount.
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To work as a reporter.
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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 make known the presence, approach, etc. of.
To report strange aircraft overhead.
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idiom
on report
  • Subject to disciplinary action.
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Other Word Forms of Report

Noun

Singular:
report
Plural:
reports

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Report

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

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