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What does "Account" mean?

Definition

(n.) A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time (n.) A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; as, to keep one's account at the bank (n.) A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon (n.) A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all accounts (n.) A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle (n.) An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment (n.) Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit (v. i.) To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty (v. i.) To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities (v. i.) To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received (v. t.) To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to (v. t.) To reckon; to compute; to count (v. t.) To recount; to relate (v. t.) To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem


Synonyms score, report, bill, history, story, chronicle, invoice, explanation, calculate, accounting, write up, news report, account statement, business relationship


Example: "She turned her writing skills to good account" Example: "A person of considerable account" Example: "They send me an accounting every month" Example: "He asked to see the executive who handled his account" Example: "He gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president" Example: "Send me an account of what I owe" Example: "I expected a brief account" Example: "By all accounts they were a happy couple" Example: "Don't do it on my account" Example: "The account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious" Example: "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam" Example: "I can't account for the missing money"


Word Family accounted, accounting, accounts, unaccounted