|Origin:||reporter 'to report', from Latin reportare, from portare 'to carry'|
a written or spoken description of a situation or event, giving people the information they need [↪ account]
a piece of writing in a newspaper about something that is happening, or part of a news programme [↪ reporter]:
According to recent news reports, two of the victims are Americans.
media reports of the food shortages
an official document that carefully considers a particular subject
a recent report on child abuse
information that something has happened, which may or may not be true
Police received reports of a bomb threat at the airport at 11:28 p.m.
a report that he had been killed
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a written statement by teachers about a child's work at school, which is sent to his or her parents [= report card American English]
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someone who works for a particular manager:
Only Gordon's direct reports are attending the course.
the noise of an explosion or shot:
a loud report