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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. the general estimation that the public has for a person; " he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"; " he was a person of bad report"
  6. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; " this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
  7. a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment; " his father signed his report card"
  8. a sharp explosive sound ( especially the sound of a gun firing); " they heard a violent report followed by silence"
  9. make known to the authorities; " One student reported the other to the principal"
  10. announce one's presence; " I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"
  11. to give an account or representation of in words; " Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
  12. complain about; make a charge against; " I reported her to the superviser"
  13. 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"
  14. To refer.
  15. 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.
  16. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported.
  17. To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
  18. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
  19. 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.
  20. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
  21. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.
  22. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer.
  23. 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.
  24. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
  25. That which is reported.
  26. An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
  27. A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
  28. Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
  32. Rapport; relation; connection; reference.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. To make or present a prepared statement; be in attendance at a given place; as, to report for duty.
  36. 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.
  37. To make a statement: to write an account of occurrences.
  38. A statement of facts: description: a formal or official statement, esp. of a judicial opinion or decision: rumor: sound: noise: ( B.) reputation.
  39. Account returned; statement of facts; rumor; noise.
  40. To bring back as an answer; give an account of; take notes of for publication.
  41. To make a statement.
  42. To bring back, as information; relate; state; circulate publicly.
  43. To prepare a record of; certify.
  44. To inform against.
  45. To tender a report; announce oneself, as a soldier for duty; act as a reporter.
  46. That which is reported; an announcement; narration; official statement.
  47. A sudden loud noise.
  48. 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.
  49. To bring back, as an answer; to give an account of; to relate or recite.
  50. To make a statement of facts.
  51. 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.
  52. 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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Quotes of report

  1. People also don't care about the daily comings and goings of diplomats and yet we must report it. – Roone Arledge
  2. And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought. – Arthur Bryant
  3. So I rang up British Telecom, I said 'I want to report a nuisance caller', he said 'Not you again'. – Frank Carson
  4. It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to report that I died with dignity, without animal fear and without bravado. I owe that much to myself. – Caryl Chessman
  5. I am a spy in the house of me. I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me. I am somewhat nonplused by the event that is my life. – Carrie Fisher
  6. I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me. – Hans Frank
  7. The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts... How does the media do this? By quoting some "expert"... you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything. – Peter McWilliams
  8. This independent report clearly indicates that while we may differ among ourselves in government about what to spend money on, we have one of the most reliable and non -political processes for agreeing on how much money there is. We don't play games with the numbers. – Ruth Ann Minner
  9. Unfortunately, I was not wise enough to listen to her advice, and hastily married. In a few weeks, I had occasion to repent of the step I had taken, as the report proved true- a report which I thought justified, and indeed required, our separation. – Maria Monk
  10. Marilyn Monroe was no fun to work with. She would report to work around 5 :00 in the evening. You've been in make -up since 8 :30 in the morning waiting for her. – Tony Randall
  11. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. – Will Rogers
  12. The report of this made me exceedingly angry, for I could not see why information which a middle -class woman could get from her doctor should be withheld from a poorer woman who might need it far more. – Dora Russell
  13. Report report report Dig, dig, dig. Think, think, think. Don't stop being a reporter because you've become a columnist. – Allan Sloan
  14. As the GAO report recognizes, the long -term health of our forests relies on additional fuel reduction options and funding to reduce the risks that catastrophic fire poses to our nation's ecosystems, communities and federal budgetary resources. – Greg Walden
  15. All alone in a committee room of the Senate Office Building in Washington, I was reading the dry typewritten pages in an unpublished report of an almost forgotten congressional committee hearing. – Robert Welch

Usage examples for report

  1. 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
  2. All but the Library report – New Apples in the Garden by Kris Ottman Neville
  3. What about this report of her death? – The Cuckoo Clock by Wesley Barefoot
  4. I trust I shall soon have a better report to give you of Mrs. Thompkins. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  5. 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
  6. A terrible report came to me, and I set off to learn the truth. – Scenes and Characters by Charlotte M. Yonge
  7. I wonder what the operatives will have to report – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  8. They did not report to me." – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  9. I return to Professor Hyslop's report – Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michael Sage
  10. A second report was heard, and it evidently came from behind us. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  11. I mean, of course, if the report is true. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  12. He heard the report though. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  13. It was as though each man in turn were making his report to the others. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  14. 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
  15. Not yet; I'll make a full report at the shareholders' meeting. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  16. The report came; and Banion fell. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  17. I shall have to report you, you know. – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  18. I'd better report for duty. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  19. But after its first report nothing more had been heard. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  20. Why did you not report this before? – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss

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