meaning of report

1. To refer.
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.
To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported.
To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
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.
To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.
To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer.
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 oclock.
To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc. , for publication.
To present ones 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 ones address, condition, etc. ; as, the officer reported to the general for duty; to report weekly by letter.
That which is reported.
An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
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.
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, Cokes Reports.
A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
Rapport; relation; connection; reference.
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"

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