Definition of Account

1. Noun. A record or narrative description of past events. "The story of exposure to lead"

2. Verb. Be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something. "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"
Generic synonyms: Be

3. Noun. A short account of the news. "The account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
Exact synonyms: News Report, Report, Story, Write Up
Generic synonyms: News
Specialized synonyms: Newsletter, Newssheet, Bulletin, Communique, Despatch, Dispatch, Urban Legend, Exclusive, Scoop
Derivative terms: Report, Report, Write Up

4. Verb. Keep an account of.

5. Noun. A formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services. "He asked to see the executive who handled his account"
Exact synonyms: Business Relationship
Specialized synonyms: Brokerage Account, Bank Account, Short Account
Generic synonyms: Relationship

6. Verb. To give an account or representation of in words. "They account that there was a traffic accident "; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
Exact synonyms: Describe, Report
Generic synonyms: Inform
Derivative terms: Description, Descriptive, Report, Report, Report

7. Noun. A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.. "I expected a brief account"

8. Verb. Furnish a justifying analysis or explanation. "I can't account for the missing money"
Exact synonyms: Answer For
Generic synonyms: Declare
Derivative terms: Accountable

9. Noun. Grounds. "He tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful"
Exact synonyms: Score
Generic synonyms: Ground, Reason

10. Noun. Importance or value. "He predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
Generic synonyms: Importance

11. Noun. A statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance. "They send me an accounting every month"

12. Noun. The act of informing by verbal report. "By all accounts they were a happy couple"

13. Noun. An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered. "Send me an account of what I owe"

14. Noun. The quality of taking advantage. "She turned her writing skills to good account"
Generic synonyms: Gain, Profit

Definition of Account

1. n. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.

2. v. t. To reckon; to compute; to count.

3. 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.

Definition of Account

1. Noun. (context: accounting) 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 ¹

2. Noun. (context: banking) A sum of money deposited at a bank and subject to withdrawal. ¹

3. Noun. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; a reason of an action to be done. ¹

4. Noun. A reason, grounds, consideration, motive. ¹

5. Noun. (context: business) A business relationship involving the exchange of money and credit. ¹

6. Noun. A record of events; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description ¹

7. Noun. A statement explaining one's conduct. ¹

8. Noun. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. ¹

9. Noun. Importance; worth; value; esteem; judgement. ¹

10. Noun. An authorization to use a service. ¹

11. Noun. (context: archaic) A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning. ¹

12. Noun. Profit; advantage. ¹

13. Verb. to provide explanation ¹

14. Verb. to count ¹

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Definition of Account

1. to give an explanation [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Account

accouchement force
account (current term)
account book
account books
account code
account executive
account executives
account for
account manager
account managers
account of
account payable
account receivable
account representative
account statement
account to

Literary usage of Account

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"Accompt, A, B. ¡"It has been settled by repeated decisions in this State, that the action of account is the proper remedy for the adjustment of ..."

2. Auditing Theory and Practice by Robert Hiester Montgomery (1912)
"In the consolidated profit and loss account transfer of profits from subsidiary ... Again, as the property account of the various subsidiary companies are ..."

3. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green (1874)
"It does not profess to be an account of ethical treatise at all, yet the moral ... The chapter on Power is in effect an account of determination by motives. ..."

4. A Trustee's Handbook by Augustus Peabody Loring (1900)
"All the trustees must join, and if one trustee allows another to render a fraudulent account, he is liable as a party to it.6 If the trustee holds by ..."

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