re·port /rɪˈport, ˈpɔrt/
Re·port v. i.
1. 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.
2. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
3. To present one's self, as to a superior officer, or to one to whom service is due, and to be in readiness for orders or to do service; also, to give information, as of one's address, condition, etc.; as, the officer reported to the general for duty; to report weekly by letter.
Re·port v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reported; p. pr. & vb. n. Reporting.]
1. To refer. [Obs.]
Baldwin, his son, . . . succeeded his father; so like unto him that we report the reader to the character of King Almeric, and will spare the repeating his description. --Fuller.
2. 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.
There is no man that may reporten all. --Chaucer.
3. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported.
It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel. --Neh. vi. 6.
4. To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
5. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo. [Obs. or R.] “A church with windows only from above, that reporteth the voice thirteen times.”
6. Parliamentary Practice 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.
7. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
8. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.
9. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer.
To be reported, or To be reported of, to be spoken of; to be mentioned, whether favorably or unfavorably. --Acts xvi. 2.
To report one's self, to betake one's self, as to a superior or one to whom service is due, and be in readiness to receive orders or do service.
Syn: -- To relate; narrate; tell; recite; describe.
1. That which is reported. Specifically: (a) An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation. “From Thetis sent as spies to make report.” --Waller. (b) A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. --1 Kings x. 6.
Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and . . . of good report among all the nation of the Jews. --Acts x. 22.
(c) Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon. (d) 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. (e) 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. (f) A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
2. Rapport; relation; connection; reference. [Obs.]
The corridors worse, having no report to the wings they join to. --Evelyn.
Syn: -- Account; relation; narration; detail; description; recital; narrative; story; rumor; hearsay.
n 1: a written document describing the findings of some
individual or group; "this accords with the recent study
by Hill and Dale" [syn: study, written report]
2: 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" [syn: news report, story, account,
3: the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports
that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they
were a happy couple" [syn: account]
4: a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun
firing); "they heard a violent report followed by silence"
5: a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and
deportment; "his father signed his report card" [syn: report
6: an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got
an A on his composition" [syn: composition, paper, theme]
7: 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" [syn: reputation]
v 1: to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet
Italian police described it in a manner typically
continental" [syn: describe, account]
2: 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"
3: announce one's presence; "I report to work every day at 9
4: make known to the authorities; "One student reported the
other to the principal"
5: 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" [syn: cover]
6: complain about; make a charge against; "I reported her to