report has definitions from the fields of writing,education,news,arms
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[ noun ] (writing) a written document describing the findings of some individual or group

Examples

"this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

A House committee which heard his local_option proposal is expected to give it a favorable report , although the resolution faces hard_sledding later .

The report , culminating a year long study of the ADC program in Cook county by a New_York_City welfare consulting_firm , listed 10 long_range recommendations designed to reduce the soaring ADC case_load .

The report called racial discrimination in employment `` one of the most serious causes of family breakdown , desertion , and ADC dependency '' .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

A number of semiempirical estimates by various workers lead to the conclusion that the **f bond becomes symmetric when the **f bond length is about 2.4 to 2.5 A , but aside from the possible example of nickel dimethylglyoxime there have been no convincing reports of symmetric **f bonds .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

There have been contradictory reports from 1958 Delta_2 , and the data quoted here are believed to be the more reliable .

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[ noun ] (news) a short account of the news

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"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The September October term jury had been charged by Fulton Superior_Court_Judge_Durwood_Pye to investigate reports of possible `` irregularities '' in the hard-fought primary which was won by Mayor-nominate_Ivan_Allen_Jr. .

`` Only a relative handful of such reports was received '' , the jury said , `` considering the widespread interest in the election , the number of voters and the size of_this city '' .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

According_to a newspaper report of the 1961 statistics of the Church_of_England , the `` total of confirmed members is 9748000 , but only 2887671 are registered on the parochial church_rolls '' , and `` over 27 million people in England are baptized into the Church_of_England , but roughly only a tenth of them continue '' .

Still , it is clear from such reports , and apparently clear from the remarks of many people , that Protestants are decreasing and Catholics increasing .

Almost daily something is reported which feeds this Catholic hope in England : statistics of the increasing numbers of converts and Irish Catholic immigrants ; news of a Protestant minister in Leamington who has offered to allow a Catholic priest to preach from his pulpit ; a report that a Catholic nun had been requested to teach in a non-Catholic secondary_school during the sickness of one of its masters ; the startling statement in a respectable periodical that `` Catholics , if the present system is still in_operation , will constitute almost one-third of the House_of_Lords in the next generation '' ; a report that 200 Protestant clergymen and laity attended a votive Mass offered for Christian unity at a Catholic_church in Slough during the Church Unity Octave .

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[ noun ] the act of informing by verbal report

Synonyms

account

Examples

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

Used in print

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Oliver 's 37 - 1 2 feet is partly based on this report and can be accepted as probable .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

Raymond_Vernon reports that residents of East_St._Louis have been driving across the Mississippi , through the heart of downtown St._Louis and out to the western suburbs for major shopping , simply because parking is easier at the big branches than it is in the heart of town .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

`` I soon came_back to my senses '' , he said , aloud , to the young blizzard , proudly , drawing himself up , as if making a report to some important superior .

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[ verb ] to give an account or representation of in words

Synonyms

describe account

Examples

: "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental."

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The bill , which Daniel said he drafted personally , would force banks , insurance_firms , pipeline_companies and other corporations to report such property to the state_treasurer .

The volume of ADC cases will decrease , Martin reported , when the community is able to deal effectively with two problems : Relatively limited skills and discrimination in employment because of color .

("Editorials"...)

Khrushchev himself is reported to be concerned by the surge of animosity he has aroused , yet our own nuclear statesmen seem intent_on following compulsively in his footsteps .

These are mentalities which crave action - and they are beginning to get_it , as Messrs._Salsich and Engh report on page 372 .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Almost daily something is reported which feeds this Catholic hope in England : statistics of the increasing numbers of converts and Irish Catholic immigrants ; news of a Protestant minister in Leamington who has offered to allow a Catholic priest to preach from his pulpit ; a report that a Catholic nun had been requested to teach in a non-Catholic secondary_school during the sickness of one of its masters ; the startling statement in a respectable periodical that `` Catholics , if the present system is still in_operation , will constitute almost one-third of the House_of_Lords in the next generation '' ; a report that 200 Protestant clergymen and laity attended a votive Mass offered for Christian unity at a Catholic_church in Slough during the Church Unity Octave .

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inform explanation

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[ verb ] announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities

Examples

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

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore]...)

His condition was reported to be fair .

Maryland contracts for future construction during October totaled $ 77389000 , up_to 10 per_cent compared to October , 1960 , F._W._Dodge , Dodge_Corporation , reported .

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The latest death reported was that of 4 - year-old Claude_Douglas_Maynor of Calvary .

That death occurred at 6 : 50 p. m._Friday and was reported Sunday , the patrol said .

(The Oregonian, [Portland],...)

Secret Grand_Jury indictments were returned against the pair last week , Detective_Murray_Logan reported .

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announce

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[ verb ] announce one's presence

Examples

"I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"

Used in print

(San Francisco Chronicle,...)

The shortage was discovered after Huff failed to report for work on Sept. 18 .

(Newark Evening News...)

The day before Election_Day , to_which we are entitled as a legal_holiday , we were informed to report to our respective polls to work as `` workers of the party '' .

(National Review...)

But , in_spite_of this , I , at_present a man 31 years of_age and a College_Professor , have been recalled `` by direction of the President '' to report on November 25 th to Fort_Devens , Massachusetts , for another twelve months of Active Duty as an Sp 4 ( the equivalent of a PFC ) .

(Eugene E. Golay, Organizing the Local Church for Effect...)

Some pastors write a letter the same night the decision is reported by the visitors .

(R. Leslie Gourse, With Gall and Honey....)

The soles of her sandals reported sharply on the cobblestones .

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[ noun ] (arms) a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)

Examples

"they heard a violent report followed by silence"

Used in print

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

With the first reports , Russell 's horse wheeled to the right and ran towards the buildings while Cook , followed by a hail of bullets , raced towards the arroyo of Salyer_'s_Canyon immediately in_front_of him , just reaching it as his horse fell .

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noise

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[ verb ] make known to the authorities

Synonyms

turn_in

Examples

"One student reported the other to the principal"

Used in print

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Andy had no desire to linger himself but Hub reported that the mob outside was still large despite the efforts of the police to disperse them .

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inform

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[ noun ] (writing,education) an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

Examples

"he got an A on his composition"

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[ noun ] a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment

Synonyms

report_card

Examples

"his father signed his report card"

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information

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[ verb ] complain about; make a charge against

Examples

"I reported her to the supervisor"

Used in print

(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)

Tillotson had reported the man to Gansevoort and an hour later , with back turned , had been attacked by Wilson , brandishing the weapon .

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complain

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[ verb ] (news) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism

Synonyms

cover

Examples

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

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

Instead - and not just to prove my objectivity - I hasten to report that it 's a highly amusing film which probably does a fairly accurate job of reporting on the Easter vacation shenanigans of collegians down in Fort_Lauderdale , and that it seems to come_to_grips quite honestly with the moral problem that most commonly vexes youngsters in this age_group - that_is_to_say , sex .

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inform cover reporter coverage

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[ noun ] the general estimation that the public has for a person

Synonyms

reputation

Examples

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

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estimate impute

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