of news1 report (on/of something) a written or spoken account of an event, especially one that is published or broadcastAre these newspaper reports true?And now over to Jim Muir, for a report on the South African election.a weather report
information2 report (on something) a spoken or written description of something containing information that somebody needs to havea police/medical reportCan you give us a progress report?
official study3 report (on something) an official document written by a group of people who have examined a particular situation or problemThe committee will publish their report on the health service in a few weeks.
story4 a story or piece of information that may or may not be trueI don't believe these reports of UFO sightings.There are unconfirmed reports of a shooting in the capital.
on student's work5 (British English) (North American English report card) a written statement about a student's work at school, college, etca school reportto get a good/bad report
employee6 (British English, business) an employee whose work is the responsibility of a particular managera weekly meeting with my direct reportsHe was finding one of his reports very difficult to manage.
of gun7 the sound of an explosion or of a gun being fired
Synonymbang, blasta loud report
Usage note: reportstory account versionThese are all words for a written or spoken account of events.report a written or spoken account of an event, especially one that is published or broadcast:Are these newspaper reports true?story an account, often spoken, of what happened to somebody or of how something happened; a report of events in a newspaper, magazine or news broadcast:It was many years before the full story was made public. ◇ the front-page storyaccount a written or spoken description of something that has happened:She gave the police a full account of the incident.report or account?A report is always of recent events, especially news. An account may be of recent or past events.version a description of an event from the point of view of a particular person or group of people:She gave us her version of what had happened that day.a report/story about somethinga brief/short report/story/accounta full report/story/account/versiona news report/storyto give a(n) report/account/version