What does Report mean?

Definitions for Report
rɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrtre·port

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. report, study, written reportnoun

    a written document describing the findings of some individual or group

    "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"

  2. report, accountnoun

    the act of informing by verbal report

    "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"

  3. report, news report, story, account, write upnoun

    a short account of the news

    "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"

  4. reportnoun

    a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)

    "they heard a violent report followed by silence"

  5. report card, reportnoun

    a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment

    "his father signed his report card"

  6. composition, paper, report, themenoun

    an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

    "he got an A on his composition"

  7. reputation, reportverb

    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"

  8. report, describe, accountverb

    to give an account or representation of in words

    "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"

  9. reportverb

    announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding

    "Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city"; "The team reported significant advances in their research"

  10. reportverb

    announce one's presence

    "I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"

  11. reportverb

    make known to the authorities

    "One student reported the other to the principal"

  12. report, coververb

    be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism

    "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City"

  13. reportverb

    complain about; make a charge against

    "I reported her to the supervisor"


  1. reportnoun

    A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone.

    A report by the telecommunications ministry showed that the phone network has a severe capacity problem.

  2. reportnoun

    (ballistics) The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion.

  3. reportverb

    To relate details of (an event or incident); to recount, describe (something).

  4. reportverb

    To repeat (something one has heard), to retell; to pass on, convey (a message, information etc.).

  5. reportverb

    To take oneself (to someone or something) for guidance or support; to appeal.

  6. reportverb

    Formally to notify someone of (particular intelligence, suspicions, illegality, misconduct etc.); to make notification to relevant authorities; to submit a formal report of.

    For insurance reasons, I had to report the theft to the local police station.

  7. reportverb

    To make a formal statement, especially of complaint, about (someone).

    If you do that again I'll report you to the boss.

  8. reportverb

    To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself.

  9. reportverb

    To write news reports (for); to cover as a journalist or reporter.

    Andrew Marr reports now on more in-fighting at Westminster.

  10. reportverb

    To be accountable.

    The financial director reports to the CEO.

  11. Etymology: From reporter, reporter, and their source, reportare, from re- + portare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reportnoun

    Etymology: from the noun.

    My body’s mark’d
    With Roman swords; and my report was once
    First with the best of note. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    In all approving ourselves as the ministers of God, by honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report. 2 Cor. iv.

    We command our ambassadors to make report unto you. 1 Mac. xii. 13.

    Sea nymphs enter with the swelling tide;
    From Thetis sent as spies to make report,
    And tell the wonders of her sov’reign’s court. Edmund Waller.

    After a man has studied the general principles of the law, reading the reports of adjudged cases, will richly improve his mind. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

    The stronger species drowneth the lesser; the report of an ordnance, the voice. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    The lashing billows make a long report,
    And beat her sides. John Dryden, Ceyx and Alcyo.

  2. To REPORTverb

    Etymology: rapporter, Fr.

    Is it upon record? or else reported successively from age to age? William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    It is reported,
    That good duke Humphry traiterously is murther’d. William Shakespeare.

    Report, say they, and we will report it. Jer. xx. 10.

    There is a king in Judah; and now shall it be reported to the king. Neh. vi. 7.

    Timotheus was well reported of by the brethren. Acts xvi.

    A widow well reported of for good works. 1 Tim. v. 10.

    In Ticinum is a church with windows only from above, that reporteth the voice thirteen times, if you stand by the close end wall over against the door. Francis Bacon.


  1. Report

    A report is a document that presents information in an organized format for a specific audience and purpose. Although summaries of reports may be delivered orally, complete reports are almost always in the form of written documents.


  1. report

    A report is a document that provides information or data on a specific topic, often presenting findings, analysis, or recommendations based on research, investigation, or observations. Reports are typically formal and objective, and they serve to inform and communicate information to a specific audience in a structured format. They can be written or oral, and cover various fields such as business, science, research, academic, or government.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reportverb

    to refer

  2. Reportverb

    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

  3. Reportverb

    to give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported

  4. Reportverb

    to give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures

  5. Reportverb

    to return or repeat, as sound; to echo

  6. Reportverb

    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

  7. Reportverb

    to make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker

  8. Reportverb

    to write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race

  9. Reportverb

    to make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer

  10. Reportverb

    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 o'clock

  11. Reportverb

    to furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication

  12. Reportverb

    to present one's 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 one's address, condition, etc.; as, the officer reported to the general for duty; to report weekly by letter

  13. Reportverb

    that which is reported

  14. Reportverb

    an account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation

  15. Reportverb

    a story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation

  16. Reportverb

    sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon

  17. Reportverb

    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

  18. Reportverb

    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, Coke's Reports

  19. Reportverb

    a sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc

  20. Reportverb

    rapport; relation; connection; reference


  1. Report

    A report or account is any informational work made with the specific intention of relaying information or recounting certain events in a widely presentable form. Written reports are documents which present focused, salient content to a specific audience. Reports are often used to display the result of an experiment, investigation, or inquiry. The audience may be public or private, an individual or the public in general. Reports are used in government, business, education, science, and other fields. Reports use features such as graphics, images, voice, or specialized vocabulary in order to persuade that specific audience to undertake an action. One of the most common formats for presenting reports is IMRAD: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. This structure is standard for the genre because it mirrors the traditional publication of scientific research and summons the ethos and credibility of that discipline. Reports are not required to follow this pattern, and may use alternative patterns like the problem-solution format. Additional elements often used to persuade readers include: headings to indicate topics, to more complex formats including charts, tables, figures, pictures, tables of contents, abstracts,and nouns summaries, appendices, footnotes, hyperlinks, and references.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Report

    rē-pōrt′, v.t. to bring back, as an answer or account of anything: to give an account of: to relate: to circulate publicly: to write down or take notes of, esp. for a newspaper: to lay a charge against: to echo back.—v.i. to make a statement: to write an account of occurrences.—n. a statement of facts: description: a formal or official statement, esp. of a judicial opinion or decision: rumour: sound: noise: (B.) repute: hearsay: reputation.—adj. Report′able, fit to be reported on.—ns. Report′age, report; Report′er, one who reports, esp. for a newspaper; Report′erism, the business of reporting; Report′ing, the act of drawing up reports—newspaper reporting.—adv. Report′ingly (Shak.), by common report.—adj. Reportō′rial.—Report one's self, to give information about one's self, one's whereabouts, &c.—Be reported of, to be spoken well or ill of. [O. Fr.,—L. reportārere-, back, portāre, to carry.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. report

    Sound; loud noise, as that made by the discharge of a rifle or a cannon.

  2. report

    A specific statement of any particular occurrences. Officers making written reports are required to sign them, specifying the regiment to which they belong, and their rank.

Editors Contribution

  1. report

    An electronic document with an evaluation and information that is fundamental.

    Reports are normally created to evaluate something.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

  2. report

    Be accountable to.

    He reports to himself as he is self-employed. She reports to her line manger in the universe.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

  3. report

    To create a report.

    The report was easy and simple to read and understand.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 24, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Report' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #367

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Report' in Written Corpus Frequency: #436

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Report' in Nouns Frequency: #72

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Report' in Verbs Frequency: #123

Anagrams for Report »

  1. Perrot

  2. perrot

  3. porter

  4. pretor

  5. proter

  6. porret

  7. troper

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Report in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Report in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Report in a Sentence

  1. Michael Kaufman:

    ICE has ignored the ACLU's repeated complaints about abuse and neglect at Adelanto, the OIG's disturbing report( reveals) that GEO and ICE officials continue to disregard immigration detainees' well-being, often with tragic consequences.

  2. Morteza Salimi:

    Our near-final report is that about 14 villages have had very limited damage, there are no casualties and most of the damage is walls collapsing in places where livestock is kept.

  3. Matt Thomas:

    Thanks to the quick report by an angler, our staff was able to investigate and confirm the presence of this species in this water body, we are now taking steps to determine if they have spread from this water body and, hopefully, keep it from spreading to other Georgia waters.

  4. Dr. Molyn Leszcz:

    The fundamental principle that I think is wise to follow is this: identify the clinical population, identify the clinical need, try to shape the group psychotherapy to meet those clinical needs and adapt to the logistical challenges of providing group therapy in that environment. Modify the model that you are using so that it fits within those parameters and then apply the intervention, study it, measure it, report on it, and try to improve on it.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    I think, as I understand it, we are going to have a pretty good campaign financial report coming out.

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Translations for Report

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  • verslag, rapport, rapporteerAfrikaans
  • تقرير, وصف, أبلغ, أبلغ عنArabic
  • notificar, informe, informar, presentar-se, fer saber, ser responsableCatalan, Valencian
  • zpráva, hlášení, zodpovídat se, výbuch, výstřelCzech
  • melden, Mitteilung, Meldung, verzeigen, berichten, Reportage, anzeigen, BerichtGerman
  • αναφορά, έκθεση, εκπυρσοκρότησηGreek
  • raporto, informoEsperanto
  • informe, notificar, ser responsable, rendir cuentas, presentarse, informarSpanish
  • گزارش, راپرتPersian
  • kertoa, raportoida, ilmoittautua, selvittää, raportti, pamaus, selvitys, selostus, ilmoittaa, selostaa, kirjoittaaFinnish
  • signaler, rapport, rapporter, communiqué, comptes, reportageFrench
  • iomradhScottish Gaelic
  • रिपोर्टHindi
  • jelent, jelentésHungarian
  • laporanIndonesian
  • riferire, rapportoItalian
  • 報告, レポート, 報ずる, 銃声Japanese
  • សេចក្ដីរាយការណ៍, រាយការណ៍Khmer
  • 레포트, 보고하다, 리포트, 보고, 報告Korean
  • beriichtenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • pūrongorongo, pūrongoMāori
  • laporan, rapotMalay
  • poef, rapport, paf, verslag, verschijnen, boem, rapporteren, bekendmaken, melden, afkomen, berichten, knal, pifDutch
  • raport, sprawozdaniePolish
  • relatório, relatar, relato, notificar, apresentar-sePortuguese
  • reportaRomanian
  • доложить, являться, сводка, доклад, репорт, отчёт, докладывать, отчитаться, рапорт, репортаж, отчитываться, явиться, сообщать, сообщить, сообщениеRussian
  • poročiloSlovene
  • rapport, rapporteraSwedish
  • ripotiSwahili
  • röpörtaj, bildirmek, rapor, raporlamakTurkish
  • رپورٹUrdu
  • báo cáo, 報告Vietnamese

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