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Definition of report:

  1. A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
  2. A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
  3. 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.
  4. An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
  5. 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.
  6. Rapport; relation; connection; reference.
  7. Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
  8. That which is reported.
  9. 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.
  10. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
  11. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported.
  12. To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
  13. 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.
  14. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer.
  15. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
  16. To refer.
  17. 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.
  18. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
  19. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.


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