ledger, leger, account book, book of account, book(noun)
a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
"they got a subpoena to examine our books"
an accounting journal as a physical object
"he bought a new daybook"
A book for keeping notes, especially one for keeping accounting records.
: A collection of accounting entries consisting of credits and debits.
: A board attached to a wall to provide support for attaching other structural elements (such as deck joists or roof rafters) to the building.
a book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; the final book of record in business transactions, in which all debits and credits from the journal, etc., are placed under appropriate heads
a large flat stone, esp. one laid over a tomb
a horizontal piece of timber secured to the uprights and supporting floor timbers, a staircase, scaffolding, or the like. It differs from an intertie in being intended to carry weight
Origin: [Akin to D. legger layer, daybook (fr. leggen to lay, liggen to lie), E. ledge, lie. See Lie to be prostrate.]
A ledger is the principal book or computer file for recording and totaling monetary transactions by account, with debits and credits in separate columns and a beginning balance and ending balance for each account.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lej′ėr, n. the principal book of accounts among merchants, in which the entries in all the other books are entered: (Shak.) a resident, esp. an ambassador: a bar, stone, &c., made to lie flat, a piece of timber used in making a scaffolding, a horizontal slab, as over a tomb.—adj. lying in a certain place, stationary. [Skeat explains ledger-book as one that lies always ready, from Dut. legger, one that lies down, leggen, to lie, a common corr. of liggen, to lie (like lay for lie in English).]
The numerical value of Ledger in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Ledger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Whether the item is a fisherman's ledger, or an undersized fish, throwing it overboard has the identical effect on the administration of justice.
If the distributed ledger is a platform that gets incorporated into the Internet in some way, it will be completely open to these forms of hacking.
I don't know that there is any regulator in the world that is anywhere near close to accepting the idea of a public distributed ledger for financial services.
Bank on a life, saving towards the certainty of change Ledger all the happiness, pencil in to rearrange Withdraw all the worry Deposit all the faith Compound all the experience and Recognize when the payment is late.
Markets opened modestly lower after yesterday's big rally and then the ISM number came out just barely above 50, stocks are recovering a little bit, but it goes on the side of the ledger that indicates that the U.S. and the global economies are certainly not growing at a robust rate.
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- llibre de comptabilitatCatalan, Valencian
- účetní kniha, hlavní knihaCzech
- grand livre, longrine, registreFrench
- mórleabhar cuntasIrish
- registro contabile, traversa, registroItalian
- pukapuka kauteMāori
- kladblok, grootboekDutch
- reskontro, hovedbokNorwegian
- bloco, canhotoPortuguese
- registrul mare, registru principalRomanian
- гроссбух, конторская книгаRussian
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