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KID'NAPPED, pp. Stolen or forcibly carried away; as a human being.

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KID'NAPPED, pp. Stolen or forcibly carried away; as a human being.


Stolen or forcibly carried away; as a human being.

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KID'NAPPED, participle passive Stolen or forcibly carried away; as a human being.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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REPORT, v.t. [l. reporto, to carry back; re and porto, to bear.]

1. To bear or bring back an answer, or to relate what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore or investigate; as, a messenger reports to his employer what he has seen or ascertained. The committee reported the whole number of votes.

2. To give an account of; to relate; to tell.

They reported his good deeds before me. Neh. 6. Acts 4.

3. To tell or relate from one to another; to circulate publicly, as a story; as in the common phrase, it is reported.

It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel. Neh. 6.

In this form of expression, it refers to the subsequent clause of the sentence; "that thou and the Jews think to rebel, is reported."

4. To give an official account or statement; as, the secretary of the treasury reports to congress annually the amount of revenue and expenditure.

5. To give an account or statement of cases and decisions in a court of law or chancery.

6. To return, as sound; to give back.

To be reported, or usually, to be reported of, to be well or ill spoken of; to be mentioned with respect or reproach.

Acts 16. Romans 3.

REPORT, v.i. To make a statement of facts. The committee will report at twelve o'clock.


1. An account returned; a statement or relation of facts given in reply to inquiry, or by a person authorized to examine and make return to his employer.

From Thetis sent as spies to make report.

2. Rumor; common fame; story circulated. Report, though often originating in fact, soon becomes incorrect, and is seldom deserving of credit. When we have no evidence but popular report, it is prudent to suspend our opinions in regard to the facts.

3. Repute; public character; as evil report and good report. 2Cor. 6.

Cornelius was of good report among the Jews. Acts 10.

4. Account; story; relation.

It was a true report that I heard in my own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. 1Kings 10.

5. Sound; noise; as the report of a pistol or cannon.

6. An account or statement of a judicial opinion or decision, or of a case argued and determined in a court of law, chancery, &c. The books containing such statements are also called reports.

7. An official statement of facts, verbal or written; particularly, a statement in writing of proceedings and facts exhibited by an officer to his superiors; as the reports of the heads of departments to congress, of a master in chancery to the court, of committees to a legislative body and the like.

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