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Webster 1913 Edition


Report

Re-port′

(r?-p?rt′)
,
Verb.
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.]
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
.
Shak.
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.”
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 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.

Re-port′

(r?-p?rt′)
,
Verb.
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′

(rē̍-pōrt′)
,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
rapport
. See
Report
.
Verb.
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.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Report

REPORT

,
Verb.
T.
[l. reporto, to carry back; re and porto, to bear.]
1.
To bear or bring back an answer, or to relate 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 the whole number of votes.
2.
To give an account of; to relate; to tell.
They reported his good deeds before me. Neh. 6. Acts 4.
3.
To tell or relate from one to another; 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. 6.
In this form of expression, it refers to the subsequent clause of the sentence; 'that thou and the Jews think to rebel, is reported.'
4.
To give an official account or statement; as, the secretary of the treasury reports to congress annually the amount of revenue and expenditure.
5.
To give an account or statement of cases and decisions in a court of law or chancery.
6.
To return, as sound; to give back.
To be reported, or usually, to be reported of, to be well or ill spoken of; to be mentioned with respect or reproach.
Acts 16. Romans 3.

REPORT

,
Verb.
I.
To make a statement of facts. The committee will report at twelve o'clock.

REPORT

,
Noun.
1.
An account returned; a statement or relation of facts given in reply to inquiry, or by a person authorized to examine and make return to his employer.
From Thetis sent as spies to make report.
2.
Rumor; common fame; story circulated. Report, though often originating in fact, soon becomes incorrect, and is seldom deserving of credit. When we have no evidence but popular report, it is prudent to suspend our opinions in regard to the facts.
3.
Repute; public character; as evil report and good report. 2Cor. 6.
Cornelius was of good report among the Jews. Acts 10.
4.
Account; story; relation.
It was a true report that I heard in my own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. 1Kings 10.
5.
Sound; noise; as the report of a pistol or cannon.
6.
An account or statement of a judicial opinion or decision, or of a case argued and determined in a court of law, chancery, &c. The books containing such statements are also called reports.
7.
An official statement of facts, verbal or written; particularly, a statement in writing of proceedings and facts exhibited by an officer to his superiors; as the reports of the heads of departments to congress, of a master in chancery to the court, of committees to a legislative body and the like.

Definition 2023


Report

Report

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German

Noun

Report m (genitive Reports or Reportes, plural Reporte)

  1. report (all senses)

Declension

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English

Verb

report (third-person singular simple present reports, present participle reporting, simple past and past participle reported)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To relate details of (an event or incident); to recount, describe (something). [from 15th c.]
    • 2013 January 1, Paul Bartel, Ashli Moore, Avian Migration: The Ultimate Red-Eye Flight”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 1, page 4748:
      Many of these classic methods are still used, with some modern improvements. For example, with the aid of special microphones and automated sound detection software, ornithologists recently reported [] that pine siskins (Spinus pinus) undergo an irregular, nomadic type of nocturnal migration.
  2. (transitive) To repeat (something one has heard), to retell; to pass on, convey (a message, information etc.). [from 15thc.]
  3. (obsolete, reflexive) To take oneself (to someone or something) for guidance or support; to appeal. [15th-18thc.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter ij, in Le Morte Darthur, book XVIII:
      thenne they ansuerd by and by that they coude not excuse the quene / [] / Allas sayd the quene I made this dyner for a good entente / and neuer for none euyl soo almyghty god me help in my ryght as I was neuer purposed to doo suche euylle dedes / and that I reporte me vnto god
  4. (transitive) Formally to notify someone of (particular intelligence, suspicions, illegality, misconduct etc.); to make notification to relevant authorities; to submit a formal report of. [from 15thc.]
    For insurance reasons, I had to report the theft to the local police station.
  5. (transitive) To make a formal statement, especially of complaint, about (someone). [from 19thc.]
    If you do that again I'll report you to the boss.
  6. (intransitive) To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself. [from 19thc.]
  7. (transitive, intransitive) To write news reports (for); to cover as a journalist or reporter. [from 19thc.]
    Andrew Marr reports now on more in-fighting at Westminster.
    Every newspaper reported the war.
  8. (intransitive) To be accountable.
    The financial director reports to the CEO.
  9. (politics, dated) To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred.
    The committee reported the bill with amendments, or reported a new bill, or reported the results of an inquiry.
  10. To take minutes of (a speech, the doings of a public body, etc.); to write down from the lips of a speaker.
  11. (obsolete) To refer.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Thomas Fuller
      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.
  12. (obsolete, rare) To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Francis Bacon
      a church with windows only form above, that reporteth the voice thirteen times

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Noun

report (plural reports)

  1. A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone, with the most common adpositions being by (referring to creator of the report) and on (referring to the subject.
    A report by the telecommunications ministry on the phone network revealed a severe capacity problem.
    • 2011 December 16, Denis Campbell, “Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'”, in Guardian:
      Hospitals are failing to care properly for the growing number of people with dementia, according to an NHS-funded report, which has prompted demands for big improvements to help patients.
  2. (ballistics): The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion.
  3. An employee whose position in a corporate hierarchy is below that of a particular manager.

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French

Noun

report m (plural reports)

  1. postponement
  2. deferment

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