Meaning of REPORT in English

I. ri-ˈpȯrt noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from reporter to bring back, report, from Latin reportare, from re- + portare to carry — more at fare

Date: 14th century


a. : common talk or an account spread by common talk : rumor

b. : quality of reputation

a witness of good report


a. : a usually detailed account or statement

a news report

b. : an account or statement of a judicial opinion or decision

c. : a usually formal record of the proceedings of a meeting or session

3. : an explosive noise

- on report

II. verb

Date: 14th century

transitive verb


a. : to give an account of : relate

b. : to describe as being in a specified state

report ed him much improved


a. : to serve as carrier of (a message)

b. : to relate the words or sense of (something said)

c. : to make a written record or summary of


(1) : to watch for and write about the newsworthy aspects or developments of : cover

(2) : to prepare or present an account of for broadcast



(1) : to give a formal or official account or statement of

the treasurer report ed a balance of ten dollars

(2) : to return or present (a matter referred for consideration) with conclusions or recommendations

b. : to announce or relate as the result of investigation

report ed no sign of disease

c. : to announce the presence, arrival, or sighting of

d. : to make known to the proper authorities

report a fire

e. : to make a charge of misconduct against

intransitive verb


a. : to give an account : tell

b. : to present oneself

report ed to the front desk

c. : to account for oneself

report ed sick on Friday

d. : to work as a subordinate

report s to the vice president

2. : to make, issue, or submit a report

3. : to act in the capacity of a reporter

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.