Report

Definition of Report

Re`port´   Pronunciation: r?-p?rt´
v. t.1.To refer.
[imp. & p. p. Reported; p. pr. & vb. n. Reporting.]
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.
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.
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
to be spoken of; to be mentioned, whether favorably or unfavorably.
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.
- Acts xvi. 2.
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.
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.
n.1.That which is reported.
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.
2.Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
2.Rapport; relation; connection; reference.
The corridors worse, having no report to the wings they join to.
- Evelyn.

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