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[n] 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"
[n] an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"
[n] 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"
[n] the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
[n] a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
[n] a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment; "his father signed his report card"
[n] a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing); "they heard a violent report followed by silence"
[v] to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental."
[v] make known to the authorities; "One student reported the other to the principal"
[v] complain about; make a charge against; "I reported her to the superviser"
[v] announce one's presence; "I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"
[v] announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities; "Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city"; "The team reported significant advances in their research"
[v] 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"

Misc. Definitions

\Re*port"\ (r?-p?rt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reported}; p. pr. & vb. n. Reporting.] [F. reporter to carry back, carry (cf. rapporter; see {Rapport}), L. reportare to bear or bring back; pref. re- re- + portare to bear or bring. See {Port} bearing, demeanor.]
1. To refer. [Obs.] Baldwin, his son, . . . succeeded his father; so like unto him that we report the reader to the character of King Almeric, and will spare the repeating his description. --Fuller.
2. 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. There is no man that may reporten all. --Chaucer.
3. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported. --Shak. It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel. --Neh. vi.
4. To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
5. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo. [Obs. or R.] ``A church with windows only from above, that reporteth the voice thirteen times.'' --Bacon.
6. (Parliamentary Practice) 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. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
8. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.
9. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer. {To be reported}, or {To be reported of}, to be spoken of; to be mentioned, whether favorably or unfavorably. --Acts xvi.

2. {To report one's self}, to betake one's self, as to a superior or one to whom service is due, and be in readiness to receive orders or do service. Syn: To relate; narrate; tell; recite; describe.
\Re*port"\ (r?-p?rt"), v. i.
1. 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.
2. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
3. 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.
\Re*port"\ (r[-e]*p[=o]rt"), n. [Cf. F. rapport. See {Report}.v. t.]
1. That which is reported. Specifically: (a) An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation. ``From Thetis sent as spies to make report.'' --Waller. (b) A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation. It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. --1 Kings x.
6. Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and . . . of good report among all the nation of the Jews. --Acts x. 2
2. (c) Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon. (d) 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. (e) 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. (f) A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
2. Rapport; relation; connection; reference. [Obs.] The corridors worse, having no report to the wings they join to. --Evelyn. Syn: Account; relation; narration; detail; description; recital; narrative; story; rumor; hearsay.

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