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REPORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does report mean? 

REPORT (noun)
  The noun REPORT has 7 senses:

1. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
2. a short account of the news
3. the act of informing by verbal report
4. a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)
5. a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
6. an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
7. the general estimation that the public has for a person

  Familiarity information: REPORT used as a noun is common.


REPORT (verb)
  The verb REPORT has 6 senses:

1. to give an account or representation of in words
2. announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities
3. announce one's presence
4. make known to the authorities
5. be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
6. complain about; make a charge against

  Familiarity information: REPORT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPORT (noun)


Sense 1report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A written document describing the findings of some individual or group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

report; written report; study

Context example:

this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale

Hypernyms ("report" is a kind of...):

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "report"):

medical report (a report of the results of a medical examination of a patient)

position paper (a report that explains or justifies or recommends some particular policy)

progress report (a report of work accomplished during a specified time period)

green paper (a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion)

blue book (a report published by the British government; bound in blue)

white book; white paper (a government report; bound in white)

case study (a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure)

assay (a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance)


Sense 2report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short account of the news

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

write up; news report; report; account; story

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("report" is a kind of...):

news (information reported in a newspaper or news magazine)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "report"):

exclusive; scoop (a news report that is reported first by one news organization)

urban legend (a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true)

communique; despatch; dispatch (an official report (usually sent in haste))

bulletin (a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast))

newsletter; newssheet (report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group)


Sense 3report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of informing by verbal report

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

account; report

Context examples:

he heard reports that they were causing trouble / by all accounts they were a happy couple

Hypernyms ("report" is a kind of...):

informing; making known (a speech act that conveys information)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "report"):

comment; gossip; scuttlebutt (a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people)

narration; recital; yarn (the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events)

anecdote (short account of an incident (especially a biographical one))

debriefing (report of a mission or task)

megillah ((Yiddish) a long boring tediously detailed account)

direct discourse; direct quotation (a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g.,)

indirect discourse (a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g.,)

summarisation; summarization (the act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof); stating briefly and succinctly)


Sense 4report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

they heard a violent report followed by silence

Hypernyms ("report" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


Sense 5report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

report card; report

Context example:

his father signed his report card

Hypernyms ("report" is a kind of...):

info; information (a message received and understood)


Sense 6report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An essay (especially one written as an assignment)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

paper; theme; report; composition

Context example:

he got an A on his composition

Hypernyms ("report" is a kind of...):

essay (an analytic or interpretive literary composition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "report"):

term paper (a composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term)


Sense 7report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The general estimation that the public has for a person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

reputation; report

Context examples:

he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing / he was a person of bad report

Hypernyms ("report" is a kind of...):

estimate; estimation (the respect with which a person is held)


REPORT (verb)


Sense 1report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To give an account or representation of in words

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

report; describe; account

Context example:

Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

Hypernyms (to "report" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They report that there was a traffic accident


Sense 2report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city / The team reported significant advances in their research

Hypernyms (to "report" is one way to...):

announce; denote (make known; make an announcement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They report the information to them


Sense 3report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Announce one's presence

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

I report to work every day at 9 o'clock

Hypernyms (to "report" is one way to...):

announce; denote (make known; make an announcement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "report"):

check in; sign in (announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports)

check out (announce one's departure from a hotel)

clock off; clock out; punch out (register one's departure from work)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make known to the authorities

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

One student reported the other to the principal

Hypernyms (to "report" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 5report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

report; cover

Context examples:

Snow reported on China in the 1950's / The cub reporter covered New York City

Hypernyms (to "report" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They won't report the story


Sense 6report [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Complain about; make a charge against

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

I reported her to the supervisor

Hypernyms (to "report" is one way to...):

complain; kick; kvetch; plain; quetch; sound off (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot report Sue


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