[ri-pawrt, -pohrt]


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


    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

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unreported

British Dictionary definitions for unreported



not reported or recordedunreported cases



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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Word Origin and History for unreported
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