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NOUN (7)

1. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group;
- Example: "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
[syn: report, study, written report]

2. the act of informing by verbal report;
- Example: "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"
- Example: "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
[syn: report, account]

3. a short account of the news;
- Example: "the report of his speech"
- Example: "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"
- Example: "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
[syn: report, news report, story, account, write up]

4. a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing);
- Example: "they heard a violent report followed by silence"

5. a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment;
- Example: "his father signed his report card"
[syn: report card, report]

6. an essay (especially one written as an assignment);
- Example: "he got an A on his composition"
[syn: composition, paper, report, theme]

7. the general estimation that the public has for a person;
- Example: "he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"
- Example: "he was a person of bad report"
[syn: reputation, report]


VERB (6)

1. to give an account or representation of in words;
- Example: "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
[syn: report, describe, account]

2. announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding;
- Example: "Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city"
- Example: "The team reported significant advances in their research"

3. announce one's presence;
- Example: "I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"

4. make known to the authorities;
- Example: "One student reported the other to the principal"

5. be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism;
- Example: "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"
- Example: "The cub reporter covered New York City"
[syn: report, cover]

6. complain about; make a charge against;
- Example: "I reported her to the supervisor"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Report \Re*port"\ (r?-p?rt"), 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
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 bearing, demeanor.] 1. To refer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] There is no man that may reporten all. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported. --Shak. [1913 Webster] It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel. --Neh. vi. 6. [1913 Webster] 4. To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 7. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker. [1913 Webster] 8. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race. [1913 Webster] 9. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: To relate; narrate; tell; recite; describe. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Report \Re*port"\ (r[-e]*p[=o]rt"), n. [Cf. F. rapport. See Report.v. t.] 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. [1913 Webster] It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. --1 Kings x. 6. [1913 Webster] Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and . . . of good report among all the nation of the Jews. --Acts x. 22. [1913 Webster] (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. [1913 Webster] 2. Rapport; relation; connection; reference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The corridors worse, having no report to the wings they join to. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] Syn: Account; relation; narration; detail; description; recital; narrative; story; rumor; hearsay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

report n 1: a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale" [syn: report, study, written report] 2: the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple" [syn: report, account] 3: 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: report, news report, story, account, write up] 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 card, report] 6: an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition" [syn: composition, paper, report, 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, report] v 1: to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental" [syn: report, describe, account] 2: announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding; "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 o'clock" 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: report, cover] 6: complain about; make a charge against; "I reported her to the supervisor"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

444 Moby Thesaurus words for "report": Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Miserere, Nunc Dimittis, PR, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, accidental, acclaim, account, account rendered, accounting, accuse, acquaint, acquaintance, act on, acta, advertise, advertise of, advice, advise, affirm, allege, allegorize, alleluia, analysis, announce, announcement, annual, annunciate, annunciation, answer, anthem, antiphon, antiphony, appear, apprise, approval, arraign, arrive, article, backfire, ballyhoo, bang, blast, blowout, blowup, blue book, blurb, book, book review, boom, break the news, breve, brief, briefing, bright light, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, bring word, broadcast, bruit, bulletin, bulletin board, burst, buzz, canard, canticle, celebrity, censure, census report, chant, character, charge, chat, chatter, check in, check out, check up on, chitchat, chorale, chronicle, circular, circulate, cite, clock in, come in, comment, commentary, commentation, common knowledge, common talk, communicate, communication, communique, complain, condemn, conversation, convey, cover, crack, critical bibliography, critical journal, critical notice, critical review, criticism, critique, crotchet, cry, currency, data, datum, daylight, declaration, declare, declare roundly, decree, demisemiquaver, denounce, denunciate, describe, description, detail, detonation, directory, dirt, discharge, disclose, dispatch, disseminate, divulge, document, dominant, dominant note, doom, double whole note, doxology, eclat, edict, editorial, eighth note, election returns, encyclical, enharmonic, enharmonic note, enlighten, enlightenment, enunciate, enunciation, evidence, examine, explore, explosion, exposure, fable, fabulize, facts, factual information, fame, familiarization, familiarize, famousness, fasten on, fasten upon, fictionalize, figure, find, find against, find for, finger, flare, flash, flat, flying rumor, fulguration, fulmination, gen, general information, get across, get over, give, give a report, give notice, give the facts, give tidings of, give word, glare, glory, gloss, gossip, grapevine, guidebook, gunfire, gunshot, half note, hallelujah, hand on, handout, hang something on, hard information, hearsay, hemidemisemiquaver, history, hoopla, hosanna, hue and cry, hymn, hymn of praise, hymnody, hymnography, hymnology, idea afloat, impart, impeach, imply, impute, incidental information, indict, info, inform, inform against, inform on, information, inquire into, insinuate, instruct, instruction, intelligence, investigate, issue a manifesto, issue a statement, knowledge, kudos, latrine rumor, laud, lay charges, leader, leading article, leave word, let know, light, limelight, literary criticism, lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, look into, make a statement, make an announcement, make known, make public, manifesto, mantra, maximum dissemination, mention, mention to, message, minim, minutes, motet, murmur, musical note, mythicize, mythify, mythologize, name, narrate, narrative, natural, news, news stirring, note, notice, notification, notify, notoriety, notoriousness, novelize, offertory, offertory sentence, on-dit, order, paean, pass, pass along, pass judgment, pass on, pass sentence, patent note, piece, pin on, plug, popularity, position paper, prating, prefer charges, presentation, press charges, press notice, probe, proceedings, proclamation, program, programma, promotional material, promulgate, pronounce, pronounce judgment, pronounce on, pronouncement, pronunciamento, proof, psalm, psalmody, public eye, public knowledge, public notice, public relations, public report, publication, publicity, publicity story, publicize, publicness, publish, publish a manifesto, puff, put on report, put out, quarter note, quaver, recite, reclame, recognition, record, recount, rehearse, relate, release, remark, render, renown, rep, report for duty, reproach, reputation, repute, research, responding note, response, responsory, retell, return a verdict, returns, reveal, review, romance, roorback, rule, rumble, rumor, running commentary, scandal, scrutinize, scuttlebutt, semibreve, semiquaver, send, send word, sentence, serve notice, set forth, shaped note, share, share with, sharp, shot, sidelight, sign in, signal, sixteenth note, sixty-fourth note, small talk, speak, speech, spiccato, spotlight, staccato, state, statement, storify, story, study, surface, sustained note, take to task, talk, tally, task, tattle, taunt with, tax, tell, tercet, the bubble reputation, the dope, the goods, the know, the record, the scoop, thirty-second note, tidings, tittle-tattle, tone, town talk, transactions, transfer, transmission, transmit, triplet, turn up, twit, ukase, unconfirmed report, utter a judgment, verse, versicle, version, vogue, whisper, whispering, white book, white paper, whole note, word, write up, write-up, yearbook
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

REPORT, legislation. A statement made by a committee to a legislative assembly, of facts of which they were charged to inquire.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

REPORT, practice. A certificate to the court made by a master in chancery, commissioner or other person appointed by the court, of the facts or matters to be ascertained by him, or of something of which it is his duty to inform the court. 2. If the parties in the case accede to the report, find no exceptions are filed, it is in due time confirmed; if exceptions are filed to the report, they will, agreeably to the rules of the court, be heard, and the report will either be confirmed, set aside, or referred. back for the correction of some error. 2 Madd. Ch. 505; Blake's Ch. Pr. 230; Vin. Ab. h.t.