Re*port"(r*prt"), n. [Cf. F. rapport. See Report.v. t.] 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." Waller. (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.
Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and . . . of good report among all the nation of the Jews.Acts x. 22.
(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.
2. Rapport; relation; connection; reference.
The corridors worse, having no report to the wings they join to.Evelyn.
Syn. -- Account; relation; narration; detail; description; recital; narrative; story; rumor; hearsay.
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