verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- report card,
- report stage,
- reportable disease,
Origin of report
Examples from the Web for report
Then add in all bored people, as well as people whose job it is to report on celebrities.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Did he go to the authorities to file a report against the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel?
The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Similarly, a recent NPR report covered the challenges many police departments are having recruiting officers of color.
When the man threatened to report him for harassment to the NOPD, Farrell arrested him.
Hearing the report of our guns, the flock flew towards the wood for shelter.Snow Shoes and Canoes|William H. G. Kingston
A dry branch snapped under Kerry's foot with the report of a toy pistol.Southern Lights and Shadows|Various
Do you know whether or not those officers made a report about what they knew about the killing of Oswald prior to February 18?Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
This was occasioned by the muzzles being pointed downwards into the ditch, which gave the report an unusual and appalling effect.Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade|William Surtees
The report is that only two scalps were taken, but that may mean very little.Scouting with Daniel Boone|Everett T. Tomlinson
verb (when tr, may take a clause as object; when intr , often foll by on)
Word Origin for report
late 14c., "an account brought by one person to another, rumor," from Old French report "pronouncement, judgment" (Modern French rapport), from reporter "to tell, relate" (see report (v.)).
Meaning "resounding noise, sound of an explosion" is from 1580s. Meaning "formal statement of results of an investigation" first attested 1660s; sense of "teacher's official statement of a pupil's work and behavior" is from 1873 (report card in the school sense first attested 1919).
late 14c., "to make known, tell, relate," from Old French reporter "to tell, relate; bring back, carry away, hand over," from Latin reportare "carry back, bear back, bring back," figuratively "report," in Medieval Latin "write (an account) for information or record," from re- "back" (see re-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Early 15c. as "to submit" (to an authority, etc.). Meaning "to name someone as having offended somehow" is from 1885. Related: Reported; reporting.