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Report appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Now do I report "Sea Moth" to Maestro, period? Won.
  • "Won’t rope rip a chair apart, lustier owl I’ve drooped on at a node?… Poor devil wore its ultra-pariah cap!" I report now.
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The word REPORT can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

Usage statistics for the noun report:

spoken English44.3%written English55.7% conversational speech6.18%task-oriented speech93.82% imaginative writing13.58%informational writing86.42%
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The word report is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun report

What does report mean as a name of something?

Report is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: reports

  1. a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of report: study / written report
    • more generic terms: document / papers / written document = writing that provides information
    • more specific terms:
      • assay = a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance
      • 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
      • white paper / white book = a government report
      • blue book = a report published by the British government
      • green paper = a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion
      • progress report = a report of work accomplished during a specified time period
      • position paper = a report that explains or justifies or recommends some particular policy
      • medical report = a report of the results of a medical examination of a patient
  2. the act of informing by verbal report
  3. a short account of the news
  4. a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)
    • example: they heard a violent report followed by silence
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: noise = sound of any kind
  5. a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
  6. an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of report: composition / paper / theme
    • more generic word: essay = an analytic or interpretive literary composition
    • more specific term: term paper = a composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term
  7. the general estimation that the public has for a person
    • example: he was a person of bad report
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of report: reputation
    • more generic words: estimate / estimation = the respect with which a person is held

Alternative definition of the noun report


  1. A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone.
  2. (ballistics) The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion.

Definition of the verb report

What does report mean as a doing word?

Report is one of the top 1000 most common verbs. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common verbs in informational written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: reported | reporting | reports

  1. to give an account or representation of in words
    • example: They report that there was a traffic accident
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, object control with -ing]He characterized him as being smartVerbs with Predicative Complements: reveal
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, small clause]He characterized him to be smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]He characterized him as smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]He described how he could rise to high office
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with past participle]He revealed the children found
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-complement clause]He revealed if we should come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]He described how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]He revealed what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]He revealed what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen said a few wordsVerbs of Communication: advise, announce, articulate, blab, blurt, claim, confess, confide, convey, declare, mention, note, observe, proclaim, propose, recount, reiterate, relate, remark, repeat, reveal, say, state
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] to [Recipient]Ellen said a few words to Helen
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction]He confessed how she did it | I asked how she did it | I explained how it can be done | John suggested how she could do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation]He says, 'It has to go.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]He ordered that he go
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause, not tensed]John suggested that he should go
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I asked how to do it | I explained how to do it | John suggested how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-extraction]He asked what he should do | I explained what he should do | John suggested what we should eat
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-infinitive clause]He asked what to do | I explained what to do | John suggested what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, quotation]Mr. Jacobson announced to the trading mob: 'We're going to trade on the bell.'
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of report: account / describe
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
  2. announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding
    • examples: Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city | The team reported significant advances in their research | They report the information to them
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: announce / denote = make known
  3. announce one's presence
  4. make known to the authorities
    • example: One student reported the other to the principal
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]I considered how he could become professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with preposition and -ing]They considered him as being stupid
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]They considered that he was the professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, to be]They considered him to be the professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I considered how to be a professor

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): acknowledge, deem, esteem, imagine, rate, reckon, view.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
  5. be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
    • examples: Snow reported on China in the 1950's | The cub reporter covered New York City | They won't report the story
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of report: cover
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
  6. complain about; make a charge against
    • examples: I reported her to the supervisor | Sam cannot report Sue
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic terms: complain / kick / kvetch / plain / quetch / sound off = express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

Alternative definition of the verb report


  1. [transitive, intransitive] To relate details of (an event or incident); to recount, describe (something). [definition from 15th c.]
  2. [transitive] To repeat (something one has heard), to retell; to pass on, convey (a message, information etc.). [definition from 15th c.]
  3. [obsolete, reflexive] To take oneself ([term, to] someone or something) for guidance or support; to appeal. [definition 15th-18th c.]
  4. [transitive] Formally to notify someone of (particular intelligence, suspicions, illegality, misconduct etc.); to make notification to relevant authorities; to submit a formal report of. [definition from 15th c.]
  5. [transitive] To make a formal statement, especially of complaint, about (someone). [definition from 19th c.]
  6. [intransitive] To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself. [definition from 19th c.]
  7. [intransitive] To write news reports (for); to cover as a journalist or reporter. [definition from 19th c.]
  8. [intransitive] To be accountable.


  1. "Report" is a 1967 documentary film directed by Bruce Conner.
  2. "Report" a.k.a. "Report to the Squad Leader 4" is a 1996 film directed by Shu-sheng Chang.


  1. "Report" is a book by Lionel Clive Ball.
    • also known as "Report. Certain iron ore, manganese ore, and limestone deposits in the central and southern districts of Queensland"; "Report. Some manganese deposits in the Gingin, Degilbo, and Warwick districts"; "Report. Wet processes of copper extraction, with special reference to Queensland ores"
  2. "Report" is a book by James M. Sinclair.
  3. "Report" is a book by Aziza Mwisongo.
    • also known as "Report: baseline health facility needs assessment and community KAP study for piloting of prevention of mother-to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Zanzibar"
  4. "Report" is a book by A. De Pinna.
    • also known as "Report. Northern of France Railway and from Ccreil to Saint Quentin"
  5. "Report" is a book by David Wilson.

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. "Report" is a musical album of The Copyrights.
    • released on
  2. "Report" is a musical album of Cold Fusion.
    • released in (10 years ago)


  1. Report: A report or account is any informational work made with the specific intention of relaying information or recounting certain events in a widely presentable form.
    • also known as 報告
  2. Report a.k.a. Rapport is one of the two main news programmes from the Swedish television broadcaster Sveriges Television.
  3. Report is an independent journalistic TV program in Italy, aired on Rai 3, a channel of the Italian national network RAI for the first time in 1997. The first season were transmitted late in the night, but its increasing success made it possible to move it to prime time.
  4. Report a.k.a. Change-of-shift report: In nursing, a change-of-shift report is a meeting between nursing staff members at the change of shift in which patient information is exchanged. Report is generally given by the nurses in charge of one shift to those coming on for the next, and in some facilities, nurse assistants participated in report, though the charge nurse is primarily responsible for making the report.
  5. Report: An explanation of the accuracy of the identification of the entities and assignments of values in the data set and a description of the tests used.
  6. Report is a periodical.

Phrases with Report

Phrases starting with the word Report:

  1. report out
  2. report card

Phrases ending with the word Report:

  1. By-Report
  2. to report
  3. Case report
  4. news report
  5. Self Report
  6. Credit Report
  7. medical report
  8. Weather Report
  9. written report
  10. earnings report
  11. Incident report
  12. Minority Report
  13. progress report
  14. attestation report

Other phrases containing the word Report:

  1. self-report inventory
  2. self-report personality inventory

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Report

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Google previewCorporate Social Responsibility Reporting in China (2014)

by Kwang-Yong Shin

Thus, CSR report is a carrier and tool to reflect what and how the corporation should fulfill the social responsibilities in the formal...

Briefly, the connotation of CSR report is the process of communication on economical activities and the overall ...

Google previewParliamentary Debates (1950)

by New Zealand. Parliament

The report refers to the dispersal of stud Merino sheep. Dispersal sales of studs have taken place, but the stock has gone into circulation...

Google previewManaging Your Money All-In-One For Dummies (2008)

by Consumer Dummies

For an insurance company, your credit report is a tool to predict how likely you are tohave anaccident or have your house burn down. For an you're employer, your credit report isa tool to predict whether you'llbea reliable and trustworthy ...

Google previewBrink's Modern Internal Auditing (2009)

A Common Body of Knowledge by Robert R. Moeller

n audit report is a formal document in which internal audit summarizes its work by reporting its observations and recommendations.

Google previewCorporate Financial Reporting (2003)

Theory and Practice by Andrew Higson

Tukey As the audit report is the means by which an auditor communicates the ...

Google previewNew Directions in U.S. National Security; Strategy, Defense Plans, and Diplomacy (2011)

A Review of Official Strategic Documents by Richard L. Kugler

Report is the Department of State's first attempt to appraise its strategic ...

Google previewMarketing Automation For Dummies (2014)

by Mathew Sweezey

The report is the long-form content, whereas the post is the short-form content. If you break the report up into sections and make each section a separate piece, this would be considered short form as well. When using short-form content, the ...

Google previewThe New Ecology of Leadership (2012)

Business Mastery in a Chaotic World by David K. Hurst

The A3 report is a miracle of compression on an 11 × 17-inch piece of paper. It is a system of...

The A3 report is the Eastern equivalent of the Western action plan, which details the what, who, and when of an issue. Whereas action plans ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of White Power (2000)

A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right by Jeffrey Kaplan

Deguello Report on the American Right Wing Anonymous— 1976 There has been a great deal of movement speculation as to authorship of the "Deguello Report." We will not add to the guessing game here. What is important about the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)

by Stephen L. Vaughn

Even before publication ofthe report,the Hutchins Commission came under fire fromthe press.It conducted meetingsin secret, broadly definedthe press toinclude radio,magazines, television andmotion pictures, and excluded journalistsfrom the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Backward Castes (2004)

by M. L. Mathur

A comparison with the earlier report was however not made and when this exercise was undertaken it showed significant unexplained differences some of which will be described in this chapter. Evidently, despite its declared intention, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History: The encyclopedia (2003)

by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Elaine C. Prange Turney

Report on Privileges In turn, it could promote commerce and industry. Trade, agriculture, and manufacturing would flourish. Before signing the bill that chartered the bank, President George Washington asked Alexander Hamilton and Thomas ...

Google previewDictionary Of Social Work (2010)

The Definitive A to Z of Social Work and Social Care by John Pierson

Macpherson Report effectively the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report chaired by Sir William Macpherson and published in 1999, which examined the investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence in London in 1993 and the responses of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Education (2015)

by Susan Wallace

Kennedy Report (1997) The Kennedy Report Learning Works represents the findings of the committee chaired by Dame Helena Kennedy which investigated patterns of participation in, and access to, *further education, and is a significant ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Backward Castes: Mandal, media and aftermath (2004)

by M. L. Mathur

Implementing the Report The decision to implement the Mandal Commission Report was tucked away in a remote corner of the National Front election manifesto, along with the intention of "substantial reservation in employment, education ...

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Usage statistics for the noun report:

spoken English44.3%written English55.7% conversational speech6.18%task-oriented speech93.82% imaginative writing13.58%informational writing86.42%

Usage statistics for the verb report:

spoken English24.44%written English75.56% imaginative writing17.06%informational writing82.94%

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There was a report that used to come out back in those days, I don't know if it was the Gavin Report or something like that. And they said, no matter what McGuire comes out with next, we're not gonna play it. (Barry McGuire)
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Scrabble value of R1E1P3O1R1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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