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Definitions of report

  1. a short account of the news; " the report of his speech"; " the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; " the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
  2. the act of informing by verbal report; " he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; " by all accounts they were a happy couple"
  3. an essay ( especially one written as an assignment); " he got an A on his composition"
  4. be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; " Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; " The cub reporter covered New York City"
  5. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; " this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
  6. a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment; " his father signed his report card"
  7. a sharp explosive sound ( especially the sound of a gun firing); " they heard a violent report followed by silence"
  8. make known to the authorities; " One student reported the other to the principal"
  9. announce one's presence; " I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"
  10. to give an account or representation of in words; " Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
  11. complain about; make a charge against; " I reported her to the superviser"
  12. announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities; " Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city"; " The team reported significant advances in their research"
  13. To refer.
  14. 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; as, a messenger reports to his employer what he has seen or ascertained; the committee reported progress.
  15. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported.
  16. To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
  17. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
  18. To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred; as, the committee reported the bill witth amendments, or reported a new bill, or reported the results of an inquiry.
  19. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
  20. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer.
  21. To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected; as, the committee will report at twelve o'clock.
  22. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
  23. That which is reported.
  24. An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
  25. A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
  26. Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
  27. An official statement of facts, verbal or written; especially, a statement in writing of proceedings and facts exhibited by an officer to his superiors; as, the reports of the heads af departments to Congress, of a master in chancery to the court, of committees to a legislative body, and the like.
  28. 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; as, Coke's Reports.
  29. A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
  30. Rapport; relation; connection; reference.
  31. An official presentation of facts; as, a government report; a written or verbal statement telling of events, transactions, etc.; as, a report of a meeting; something widely talked of; hearsay; as, it is common report; fame; reputation; as, to win good report; a loud, sudden noise; as, the report of a pistol.
  32. To present an account of; as, to report the work of a committee; make a verbal or written statement about; as, to report the news of the day; relate; tell; circulate publicly; make a formal statement of; as, to report a balance; make a charge against; as, to report a pupil for misconduct.
  33. To make or present a prepared statement; be in attendance at a given place; as, to report for duty.
  34. To bring back, as an answer or account of anything: to give an account of: to relate: to circulate publicly: to write down or take notes of, esp. for a newspaper.
  35. To make a statement: to write an account of occurrences.
  36. A statement of facts: description: a formal or official statement, esp. of a judicial opinion or decision: rumor: sound: noise: ( B.) reputation.
  37. Account returned; statement of facts; rumor; noise.
  38. To bring back as an answer; give an account of; take notes of for publication.
  39. To make a statement.
  40. To bring back, as information; relate; state; circulate publicly.
  41. To prepare a record of; certify.
  42. To inform against.
  43. To tender a report; announce oneself, as a soldier for duty; act as a reporter.
  44. That which is reported; an announcement; narration; official statement.
  45. A sudden loud noise.
  46. A statement of facts given in reply to inquiry; rumour; common fame; repute; relation; sound; statement of a judicial decision an official statement of facts.
  47. To bring back, as an answer; to give an account of; to relate or recite.
  48. To make a statement of facts.
  49. To bear or bring back, as an answer; to give an account of; to relate; to make a statement of facts; to follow the business of a reporter.
  50. An account or statement circulated; that which is noised about respecting a thing; common fame; noise, as of a gun; an official statement of facts; a statement of proceedings, & c.
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Usage examples for report

  1. What about this report of her death? – The Cuckoo Clock by Wesley Barefoot
  2. A terrible report came to me, and I set off to learn the truth. – Scenes and Characters by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. Nurse Wade was standing there, giving her report for the night when he entered. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  4. Not yet; I'll make a full report at the shareholders' meeting. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  5. I trust I shall soon have a better report to give you of Mrs. Thompkins. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  6. The report came; and Banion fell. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  7. I'd better report for duty. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  8. A second report was heard, and it evidently came from behind us. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  9. It was as though each man in turn were making his report to the others. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  10. I return to Professor Hyslop's report. – Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michael Sage
  11. Why did you not report this before? – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  12. But after its first report, nothing more had been heard. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  13. Alice Jordan had arrived, to little Geoffrey's great delight; but she had only been able to report the return of her master to London, as she had left that place the day after his arrival. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  14. She had put Billy in his care, and it was but a sorry report he had to make of her trust. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  15. I shall have to report you, you know. – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  16. I mean, of course, if the report is true. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  17. He heard the report, though. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  18. All but the Library report. – New Apples in the Garden by Kris Ottman Neville
  19. I wonder what the operatives will have to report? – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
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