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Account meaning

account - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; " he paid his bill and left"; " send me an account of what I owe"
  2. 2. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.
  6. 6. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
  7. 7. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
  8. 8. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
  9. 9. To reckon; to compute; to count.
  10. 10. To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
  11. 11. To recount; to relate.
  12. 12. To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
  13. 13. To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; - with to.
  14. 14. To render an account; to answer in judgment; - with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
  15. 15. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; - with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
  16. 16. Statement; reckoning; behalf.
  17. 17. To reckon; estimate; to assign the causes.

account - examples of usage

  1. " Yes, on your account," he replied. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. This is certainly not Mr. Darwin's own account of the matter. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. Lawson's account of them. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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