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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: reporter 'to report', from Latin reportare, from portare 'to carry'

report

1 noun
     
Related topics: Colours and Sounds, Weapons, School
re‧port1 S2 W1 [countable]
1 a written or spoken description of a situation or event, giving people the information they need [↪ account]
report of/on/about
Martens gave a report on his sales trip to Korea.
2TC 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.
report on/of
media reports of the food shortages
3 an official document that carefully considers a particular subject
report on
a recent report on child abuse
4 information that something has happened, which may or may not be true
report of
Police received reports of a bomb threat at the airport at 11:28 p.m.
report that
a report that he had been killed
5 British EnglishSES a written statement by teachers about a child's work at school, which is sent to his or her parents [= report card American English]
6 British English someone who works for a particular manager:
Only Gordon's direct reports are attending the course.
7 formalCPMW the noise of an explosion or shot:
a loud report

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