American English

Definition of report noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    of news
  1. 1report (on/of something) a written or spoken account of an event, especially one that is published or broadcast Are these newspaper reports true? And now over to Jim Muir, for a report on the South African election. a weather report
  2. information
  3. 2report (on something) a spoken or written description of something containing information that somebody needs to have a police/medical report Can you give us a progress report?
  4. official study
  5. 3report (on something) an official document written by a group of people who have examined a particular situation or problem The committee will publish their report on the health center in a few weeks.
  6. story
  7. 4a story or piece of information that may or may not be true I don't believe these reports of UFO sightings. There are unconfirmed reports of a shooting in the capital.
  8. of gun
  9. 5the sound of an explosion or of a gun being fired synonym bang, blast a loud report
  10. Thesaurusreportstory account versionThese are all words for a written or spoken account of a written or spoken account of an event, especially one that is published or broadcast:We're getting reports of fighting in the south of the country.story an account, often spoken, of what happened to someone, 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:He gave the police a full account of the or account?A report is always of recent events, especially news. An account may be of events in the recent or distant past.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.Patterns a report/story about something a(n) report/account/version of something a brief/short report/story/account a/the full report/story/account/version a news report/story to give a(n) report/account/versionIdioms
    of bad/good report (formal)
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    talked about by people in a bad/good way
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