Definition of "report" []

  • An account presented usually in detail. (noun)
  • A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group. (noun)
  • Law A published collection of authoritative accounts of court cases or of judicial decisions. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Common talk; rumor or gossip: According to report, they eloped. (noun)
  • Reputation; repute: a person of bad report. (noun)
  • An account prepared for the benefit of others, esp one that provides information obtained through investigation and published in a newspaper or broadcast (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A statement made widely known; rumour (noun)
  • An account of the deliberations of a committee, body, etc (noun)
  • A statement on the progress, academic achievement, etc, of each child in a school, written by teachers and sent to the parents or guardian annually or each term (noun)
  • A written account of a case decided at law, giving the main points of the argument on each side, the court's findings, and the decision reached (noun)
  • Comment on a person's character or actions; reputation (noun)
  • A sharp loud noise, esp one made by a gun (noun)
  • To give an account (of); describe (verb)
  • To give an account of the results of an investigation (into) (verb)
  • (of a committee, legislative body, etc) to make a formal report on (a bill) (verb)
  • To complain about (a person), esp to a superior (verb)
  • To reveal information about (a fugitive, escaped prisoner, etc) esp concerning his whereabouts (verb)
  • To present oneself or be present at an appointed place or for a specific purpose (verb)
  • To say or show that one is (in a certain state) (verb)
  • To be responsible to and under the authority of (verb)
  • To act as a reporter for a newspaper or for radio or television (verb)
  • To take down in writing details of (the proceedings of a court of law) as a record or for publication (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "report" in a sentence
  • "• Match report: Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham• Read Paul Doyle's minute-by-minute report• Daniel Taylor: City will be all the poorer for failure• In pictures: Tom Jenkins's best images from the gamePeter Crouch had messed up a better chance five minutes before Marton Fulop, in the night's decisive moment, pushed Younes Kaboul's cross on to his head."
  • "Now….under Clinton, intel is gathered to figure out who did it, but before the report is finished, Clinton is out and Bush is in… is thus given to bush….and he did what Paul?"
  • "With all of these pieces the code for a trivial report could look something like this: use Report; my $report = Report - > new ();"