- report (n.)
- late 14c., "an account brought by one person to another, rumor," from Old French report (Modern French rapport), from reporter "to tell, relate," from Latin reportare "carry back," from re- "back" (see re-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)).
Meaning "formal statement of results of an investigation" first attested 1660s; sense of "teacher's official statement of a pupil's work and behavior" is from 1873 (report card first attested 1929). Meaning "resounding noise" is from 1580s.
- report (v.)
- late 14c., "to make known, tell, relate," from Old French reporter, from report (see report (n.)). Early 15c. as "to submit" (to an authority, etc.). Related: Reported; reporting.