Definition of Report

1. Noun. A written document describing the findings of some individual or group. "This accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"

2. Verb. To give an account or representation of in words. "They report that there was a traffic accident "; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
Exact synonyms: Account, Describe
Generic synonyms: Inform
Derivative terms: Account, Description, Descriptive

3. Noun. The act of informing by verbal report. "By all accounts they were a happy couple"

4. Verb. Announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding. "They report the information to them"; "The team reported significant advances in their research"
Generic synonyms: Announce, Denote

5. Noun. A short account of the news. "The account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
Exact synonyms: Account, News Report, Story, Write Up
Generic synonyms: News
Specialized synonyms: Newsletter, Newssheet, Bulletin, Communique, Despatch, Dispatch, Urban Legend, Exclusive, Scoop
Derivative terms: Write Up

6. Verb. Announce one's presence. "I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"
Specialized synonyms: Check In, Sign In, Check Out, Clock Off, Clock Out, Punch Out
Generic synonyms: Announce, Denote

7. Noun. A sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing). "They heard a violent report followed by silence"
Generic synonyms: Noise

8. Verb. Make known to the authorities. "One student reported the other to the principal"
Generic synonyms: Inform

9. Noun. A written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment. "His father signed his report card"
Exact synonyms: Report Card
Generic synonyms: Info, Information

10. Verb. Be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism. "They won't report the story "; "The cub reporter covered New York City"
Exact synonyms: Cover
Generic synonyms: Inform
Related verbs: Cover
Derivative terms: Coverage, Reportage, Reporter, Reporting

11. Noun. An essay (especially one written as an assignment). "He got an A on his composition"
Exact synonyms: Composition, Paper, Theme
Generic synonyms: Essay
Specialized synonyms: Term Paper

12. Verb. Complain about; make a charge against. "Sam cannot report Sue "; "I reported her to the supervisor"
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off

13. Noun. The general estimation that the public has for a person. "He was a person of bad report"
Exact synonyms: Reputation
Generic synonyms: Estimate, Estimation
Derivative terms: Repute

Definition of Report

1. v. t. To refer.

2. v. i. 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.

3. n. That which is reported.

Definition of Report

1. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To relate details of (an event or incident); to recount, describe (something). (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To repeat (something one has heard), to retell; to pass on, convey (a message, information etc.). (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete reflexive) To take oneself ((term to) someone or something) for guidance or support; to appeal. (defdate 15th-18th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) Formally to notify someone of (particular intelligence, suspicions, illegality, misconduct etc.); to make notification to relevant authorities; to submit a formal report of. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To make a formal statement, especially of complaint, about (someone). (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To write news reports (for); to cover as a journalist or reporter. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To be accountable. ¹

9. Noun. A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone. ¹

10. Noun. (''ballistics'') The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion. ¹

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Definition of Report

1. to give an account of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Report

report (current term)
report card
report cards
report out
reportable disease
reported speech
reporter gene

Literary usage of Report

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Assessment of Frameworks Useful for Public Land Recreation Planningby Stephen F. McCool by Stephen F. McCool (2008)
"In most series, there is one report for each State, the District of Columbia, ... See appendix F for detailed information about the various report series; ..."

2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1898)
"Address of the President Branches and deliveries ALA report on library buildings . . report on classification and cataloging . report on legislation and ..."

3. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting by American Bankers Association, Savings Bank Division (1907)
"THE PRESIDENT: You have heard the report of the Secretary, and if there is no objection it will stand approved, and so recorded in our report. ..."

4. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William L. Hickey, United States (1847)
"Congress took into consideration the report of a committee, consisting of ... [The following is the report referred lo. It was afterwards farther considered ..."

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