What does report mean?

Definitions for report
rɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrtre·port

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word report.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. report, study, written report(noun)

    a written document describing the findings of some individual or group

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

  2. report, account(noun)

    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 up(noun)

    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. report(noun)

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

    "they heard a violent report followed by silence"

  5. report card, report(noun)

    a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment

    "his father signed his report card"

  6. composition, paper, report, theme(noun)

    an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

    "he got an A on his composition"

  7. reputation, report(verb)

    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, account(verb)

    to give an account or representation of in words

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

  9. report(verb)

    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. report(verb)

    announce one's presence

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

  11. report(verb)

    make known to the authorities

    "One student reported the other to the principal"

  12. report, cover(verb)

    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. report(verb)

    complain about; make a charge against

    "I reported her to the supervisor"


  1. report(Noun)

    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.

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

  2. report(Noun)

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

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

  3. report(Verb)

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

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

  4. report(Verb)

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

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

  5. report(Verb)

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

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

  6. report(Verb)

    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.

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

  7. report(Verb)

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

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

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

  8. report(Verb)

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

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

  9. report(Verb)

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

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

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

  10. report(Verb)

    To be accountable.

    The financial director reports to the CEO.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Report(verb)

    to refer

  2. Report(verb)

    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. Report(verb)

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

  4. Report(verb)

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

  5. Report(verb)

    to return or repeat, as sound; to echo

  6. Report(verb)

    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. Report(verb)

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

  8. Report(verb)

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

  9. Report(verb)

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

  10. Report(verb)

    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. Report(verb)

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

  12. Report(verb)

    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. Report(verb)

    that which is reported

  14. Report(verb)

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

  15. Report(verb)

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

  16. Report(verb)

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

  17. Report(verb)

    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. Report(verb)

    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. Report(verb)

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

  20. Report(verb)

    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, perrot, porter, pretor, proter

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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. William Penn:

    Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.

  2. Markus Wahl:

    Doctors... tend to err on the side of caution and prefer not to report anything unusual.

  3. Dale Baich:

    The report released today does not answer the question of why the experimental drug protocol did not work as promised.

  4. Jose Miguel Vivanco:

    This report provides an utterly damning indictment of Mexico's handling of the worst human rights atrocity in recent memory, even with the world watching and with substantial resources at hand, the authorities proved unable or unwilling to conduct a serious investigation.

  5. Claire McCaskill:

    One assault is still too many, and there's still more work to be done -- especially when it comes to guarding against retaliation, but today's report shows we're on the right track as our sweeping reforms continue to take root.

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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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    the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    • A. assortment
    • B. accommodation
    • C. vehicle
    • D. bowel

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