2. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group.
3. Law A published collection of authoritative accounts of court cases or of judicial decisions. Often used in the plural.
4. Common talk; rumor or gossip: According to report, they eloped.
5. Reputation; repute: a person of bad report.
6. An explosive noise: the report of a rifle.
v.re·port·ed, re·port·ing, re·ports
1. To make or present an often official, formal, or regular account of.
2. To relate or tell about; present: report ones findings. See Synonyms at describe.
3. To write or provide an account or summation of for publication or broadcast: report the news.
4. To submit or relate the results of considerations concerning: The committee reported the bill.
5. To carry back and repeat to another: reported the rumor of a strike.
6. To complain about or denounce: reported them to the principal.
1. To make a report.
2. To serve as a reporter for a publication, broadcasting company, or other news media.
3. To present oneself: report for duty.
4. To be accountable: She reports directly to the board of directors.
To return after deliberation to a legislative body for action: The committee reported the new tax bill out.
Subject to disclipinary action.
[Middle English, from Old French, from reporter, to report, from Latin reportre : re-, re- + portre, to carry; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.]
report /rprt/ n.1 a written or spoken statement about s.t.: He wrote a five-page report on the new computer system.2 a quick sound made by a shot or explosion: I heard the report of the gunshot. v.1 [I;T] to describe s.t., tell about s.t. (event, need, etc.): The news program reported that an accident had occurred on Main Street.2 [T] to work for s.o.: She reports directly to the companys president.3 [I] to arrive to work: He reported to work late this morning.4 phrasal v.insep. [T] to report on s.t.: to give information about s.t.: The committee reported on their investigation.-adv.reportedly.
Thesaurus: reportn. 1 an account of s.t., summary, review | paper 2 a bang, blast. v. 1to state, reveal, disclose.