reporter

noun re·port·er \ ri-ˈpȯr-tər \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of reporter

: one that reports: such as
a : a person who makes authorized statements of law decisions or legislative proceedings
b : a person who makes a shorthand record of a speech or proceeding
c (1) : a person employed by a newspaper, magazine, or television company to gather and report news
(2) : a person who broadcasts news

reportorial

play \ˌre-pər-ˈtȯr-ē-əl, ˌre-pə-, ˌrē-\ adjective

reportorially

play \ˌre-pər-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-lē, ˌre-pə-, ˌrē-\ adverb

Examples of reporter in a Sentence

  1. She's a reporter for one of the major networks.

  2. the reporter was careful to ask as many questions as possible without annoying anyone

Recent Examples of reporter from the Web

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First Known Use of reporter

14th century



REPORTER Defined for English Language Learners

reporter

noun

Definition of reporter for English Language Learners

  • : a person who writes news stories for a newspaper, magazine, etc., or who tells people the news on radio or television


Law Dictionary

reporter

noun re·port·er

legal Definition of reporter

: one that reports: as
a : one who makes authorized statements and publications of court decisions or legislative proceedings; also : a publication in which such reports are reproduced — see also citation — compare advance sheet
b : one who makes a shorthand record of a speech or proceeding; specifically : court reporter


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