- Report Re*port" (r[-e]*p[=o]rt"), n. [Cf. F. rapport. See
1. That which is reported. Specifically:
(a) An account or statement of the results of examination
or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
``From Thetis sent as spies to make report.''
(b) A story or statement circulating by common talk; a
rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. --1 Kings x. 6. [1913 Webster]
Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and . . . of good report among all the nation of the Jews. --Acts x. 22. [1913 Webster] (c) Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon. (d) 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. (e) 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. (f) A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc. [1913 Webster]
The corridors worse, having no report to the wings they join to. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.