• Anything serious to report
    Anything serious to report
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v report to give an account or representation of in words "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
    • v report make known to the authorities "One student reported the other to the principal"
    • v report complain about; make a charge against "I reported her to the supervisor"
    • v report announce one's presence "I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"
    • v report 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"
    • v report 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"
    • n report 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"
    • n report an essay (especially one written as an assignment) "he got an A on his composition"
    • n report 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"
    • n report the act of informing by verbal report "he heard reports that they were causing trouble","by all accounts they were a happy couple"
    • n report a written document describing the findings of some individual or group "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
    • n report a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment "his father signed his report card"
    • n report a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing) "they heard a violent report followed by silence"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A director gives his report while frustrated shareholders listen A director gives his report while frustrated shareholders listen

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928
    • Report A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
    • Report A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
    • Report 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 .
    • Report An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
    • Report 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.
    • Report Rapport; relation; connection; reference. "The corridors worse, having no report to the wings they join to."
    • Report Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
    • Report That which is reported.
    • Report 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."
    • Report To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
    • Report To give an account of; to relate; to tell; 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."
    • Report To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
    • Report 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.
    • Report To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer.
    • Report To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
    • Report 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.
    • Report To refer. "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."
    • Report (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.
    • Report To return or repeat, as sound; to echo. "A church with windows only from above, that reporteth the voice thirteen times."
    • Report To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When the divorce rate goes up in the United States, toy makers report that the sale of toys also rise
    • report To bear or bring back as an answer; relate, as what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore, or investigate.
    • report To give an account of; make a statement concerning; say; make known; tell or relate from one to another.
    • report To give an official or formal account or statement of: as, to report a deficit.
    • report To write out and give an account or statement of, as of the proceedings, debates, etc., of a legislative body, a convention, court, etc.; specifically, to write out or take down from the lips of the speaker: as, the debate was fully reported.
    • report To lay a charge against; bring to the cognizance of: as, to report one to one's employer.
    • report To refer (one′ s self) for information or credit.
    • report To return or reverberate, as sound; echo back.
    • report To describe; represent.
    • report To give information about one's self; speak for one's self.
    • report Synonyms To announce, communicate.
    • report To rumor, bruit.
    • report To give in a report, or make a formal statement: as, the committee will report at twelve o'clock.
    • report To give an account or description; specifically, to do the work of a reporter. See reporter .
    • report Same as to report one's self (see under I.): as, to report at headquarters.
    • n report An account brought back or returned; a statement or relation of facts given in reply to inquiry, as the result of investigation, or by a person authorized to examine and bring or send information.
    • n report A tale carried; a story circulated; hence, rumor; common fame.
    • n report Repute; public character.
    • n report An account or statement. , A statement of a judicial opinion or decision, or of a case argued and determined in a court of justice, the object being to present such parts of the pleadings, evidence, and argument, with the opinion of the court, as shall serve to inform the profession and other courts of the points of law in respect to which the case may be a precedent. The books containing such statements are also called reports
    • n report The sound of an explosion; a loud noise.
    • n report Relation; correspondence; connection; reference.
    • n report Synonyms Narration, detail, description, recital, narrative, communication.
    • n report Hearsay.
    • n report Verdict., etc. See decision.
    • report Specifically, in music, to answer and echo, as voices in a madrigal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1972, a group of scientists reported that you could cure the common cold by freezing the big toe.
    • v.t Report rē-pōrt′ to bring back, as an answer or account of anything: to give an account of: to relate: to circulate publicly: to write down or take notes of, esp. for a newspaper: to lay a charge against: to echo back
    • v.i Report to make a statement: to write an account of occurrences
    • n Report a statement of facts: description: a formal or official statement, esp. of a judicial opinion or decision: rumour: sound: noise:
    • n Report (B.) repute: hearsay: reputation
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  • Thomas Jefferson
    “We seldom report of having eaten too little.”
  • Will Rogers
    “I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
  • Max Hastings
    Max Hastings
    “If you can't get a job as a pianist in a brothel you become a royal reporter.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.”
  • Peggy Noonan
    “Now he is a statesman, when what he really wants is to be what most reporters are, adult delinquents.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Report me and my cause aright.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

Some reporters who know shorthand prefer to make a stenographic report of the entire speech and rearrange and condense it in the office.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
Let me quote from a report of our investigator.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
Peck reported it from New York in the 23d Report, N. Y.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The sergeant then effects the division into squads and reports the company as prescribed above.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The next morning I reported my loss to the Mayor of Jerez.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Eleven cases were reported, eight of which were reported to be malignant.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
These were the blanks for the surgeon's report on an applicant for enlistment.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
A couple of hours after we embarked Major Marshall came along with the left half battalion and reported a very successful entraining.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
The reporters had now, no doubt, lost confidence in the machine, though their reports, in kindness, concealed it.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Serbia reports only about 14,000 in her territory, but this is probably an underestimate.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various

In poetry:

Who never did a slander forge
His neighbor's fame to wound;
Nor hearken to a false report
By malice whispered round.
"A Gentleman" by Horatius Bonar
Through good report and evil, Lord,
Still guided by Thy faithful Word,
Our staff, our buckler and our sword,
We follow Thee.
"Through Good Report and Evil, Lord" by Horatius Bonar
When I would stare at lovely clouds in Heaven,
Or watch them when reported by deep streams;
When feeling pressed like thunder, but would not
Break into that grand music of my dreams?
"Days that have Been" by William H Davies
When the Captain reported a victory won,
"Thank God!" he kept saying, "my duty I've done."
At last came the moment to kiss him good-bye,
And the Captain for once had the salt in his eye.
"The Quarter-Gunner's Yarn" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Wait till the memory goes,
Wait till the visions fade,
We may betray in time, God knows,
But we would not have it said,
When you make report to our scornful foes,
That we kissed as we betrayed!
"The Declaration of London" by Rudyard Kipling
But accidents will happen without any doubt,
And often the cause thereof is hard to find out;
And according to report, I've heard people say,
'Twas the great crowd on the bridge caused it to give way.
"The Albion Battleship Calamity" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Comments, questions, opinions this is your chance to speak out regarding anything and everything reported on US Farm Report.
New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott and a reporter needed to be separated by a media relations staffer after the two got into an argument when the reporter tried to take a picture of Scott.
We've reported on this previously: that NYRA was reporting a brisk business after it began outsourcing its telephone betting operation to an Oregon-based firm.
Most prime-time television is directed by white men, with the ratio actually ticking upward last season, reports, citing a report by the Directors Guild of America.
Contrary to reports, Olympic sweetheart Gabby Douglas doesn't have to worry about any future earnings falling into the hands of her estranged parents, is exclusively reporting.
JAYHAWK REPORT Jayhawk report (Nov 26).
A reporter's critical tweet about The Daily 's editing–published only after he'd tendered his resignation–activated News Corp.'s super-vindictive N.D.A squad, Romenesko reports.
This report is a "Best of Wendy Langhans SCV Outdoor Report" and has been previously published.
In the first in a series of reports about cybersecurity, correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Las Vegas on governmental and citizen-led efforts to stop online crime that could threaten critical infrastructure.
Global Post reporter Ioan Grillo reports from Mexico.
Reporter, Young Reporters Minnesota Public Radio.
Bloomberg's Dominic Chu reports on how the S&P 500 and sectors react to monthly jobs reports.
One respected poll reported that President Barack Obama had opened an eight-point lead over Mitt Romney, but another reported that the race was dead even.
News Herald reporter Chris Olwell contributed to this report.
A "substantial percentage" of air marshals report supervisor problems, a report says.

In science:

Three examples are presented in Figure 1 and the Table, all the remaining ones are similar and can be found in our detailed report [2 ].
A Note on the Intermediate Region in Turbulent Boundary Layers
These deconvolved ∆vF W HM and center velocities are also reported in Table 2.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
This density, although significantly smaller than the I − K s > 4 sample, is still approximately 1.6 times higher than that reported by Barger et al. (1999).
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
In the case of static field, there have been many experiments reporting that nonexponential relaxation occurs at the resonant point.
Nonexponential Relaxation of Magnetization at the Resonant Tunneling Point under a Fluctuating Random Noise
The results of numerical calculations are reported in Fig.4.
Phase diagram of mixed system of ferroelectric relaxors in the random field theory framework