The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Report \Re*port"\ (r?-p?rt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reported; p.
pr. & vb. n. Reporting.] [F. reporter to carry back, carry
(cf. rapporter; see Rapport), L. reportare to bear or bring
back; pref. re- re- + portare to bear or bring. See Port
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
It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith
it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel. --Neh.
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." --Bacon.
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
To be reported, or To be reported of, to be spoken of; to
be mentioned, whether favorably or unfavorably. --Acts
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.