report

[ ri-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ rɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. repo,
  2. repoint,
  3. repolarization,
  4. repone,
  5. repopulate,
  6. report card,
  7. report stage,
  8. reportable,
  9. reportable disease,
  10. reportage

Idioms

    on report, Military. (of personnel) under restriction pending disciplinary action.

Origin of report

1325–75; (v.) Middle English reporten < Middle French reporter, Old French < Latin reportāre to carry back, equivalent to re- re- + portāre to carry (see port5); (noun) Middle English < Middle French, derivative of reporter

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British Dictionary definitions for report

report

/ (rɪˈpɔːt) /

noun

verb (when tr, may take a clause as object; when intr , often foll by on)

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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