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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.]

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

{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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

2. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the
proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an
occurrence, etc., for publication.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.''
(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.

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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

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