[ ri-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ rɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt /
an account or statement describing in detail an event, situation, or the like, usually as the result of observation, inquiry, etc.: a report on the peace conference; a medical report on the patient.
a statement or announcement.
a widely circulated statement or item of news; rumor; gossip.
an account of a speech, debate, meeting, etc., especially as taken down for publication.
a loud noise, as from an explosion: the report of a distant cannon.
a statement of a student's grades, level of achievement, or academic standing for or during a prescribed period of time.
Computers. output, especially printed, containing organized information.
a statement of a judicial opinion or decision, or of a case argued and determined in a court of justice.
reports, Law. a collection of adjudications.
repute; reputation; fame: a man of bad report.
verb (used with object)
to carry and repeat, as an answer or message; repeat, as what one has heard.
to relate, as what has been learned by observation or investigation.
to give or render a formal account or statement of: to report a deficit.
to send back (a bill, amendment, etc.) to a legislative body with a formal report outlining findings and recommendations (often followed by out): The committee reported out the bill.
to make a charge against (a person), as to a superior: I intend to report him to the dean for cheating.
to make known the presence, condition, or whereabouts of: to report a ship missing.
to present (oneself) to a person in authority, as in accordance with requirements.
to take down (a speech, lecture, etc.) in writing.
to write an account of (an event, situation, etc.), as for publication in a newspaper.
to relate or tell.
verb (used without object)
to prepare, make, or submit a report of something observed, investigated, or the like.
to serve or work as a reporter, as for a newspaper.
to make one's condition or whereabouts known, as to a person in authority: to report sick.
to present oneself duly, as at a place: to report to Room 101.
Direct Questions vs. Reported DialogueA direct question is when you ask a question by speaking directly (e.g. “How are you doing today?”). Reported dialogue is when you report what someone else says (e.g. “Joan asked how you’re doing today.”). Reported dialogue usually uses the third person point of view. Direct Questions Direct questions usually include interrogative pronouns or adverbs. Interrogative pronouns and adverbs include words like as who, what, …
on report, Military. (of personnel) under restriction pending disciplinary action.
Origin of report
re·port·a·ble, adjectivenon·re·port·a·ble, adjectivenon·re·port·ed, adjectiveo·ver·re·port, verb
pre·re·port, noun, verbqua·si-re·port·ed, adjectivesub·re·port, nounun·re·port·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·port·ed, adjectivewell-re·port·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-reportable
/ (rɪˈpɔːt) /
an account prepared for the benefit of others, esp one that provides information obtained through investigation and published in a newspaper or broadcast
a statement made widely known; rumouraccording to report, he is not dead
an account of the deliberations of a committee, body, etca report of parliamentary proceedings
British 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
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
comment on a person's character or actions; reputationhe is of good report here
a sharp loud noise, esp one made by a gun
verb (when tr, may take a clause as object; when intr , often foll by on)
to give an account (of); describe
to give an account of the results of an investigation (into)to report on housing conditions
(of a committee, legislative body, etc) to make a formal report on (a bill)
(tr) to complain about (a person), esp to a superiorI'll report you to the teacher
(tr) to reveal information about (a fugitive, escaped prisoner, etc) esp concerning his whereabouts
(intr) to present oneself or be present at an appointed place or for a specific purposereport to the manager's office
(intr) to say or show that one is (in a certain state)to report fit
(intr foll by to) to be responsible to and under the authority ofthe plant manager reports to the production controller
(intr) to act as a reporter for a newspaper or for radio or television
law to take down in writing details of (the proceedings of a court of law) as a record or for publication
Derived Formsreportable, adjective
Word Origin for report
C14: from Old French, from reporter to carry back, from Latin reportāre, from re- + portāre to carry
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