What does Ledger mean?
Definitions for Ledger
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ledger, leger, account book, book of account, booknoun
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 ledger is a book or collection of accounts in which account transactions are recorded. Each account has an opening or carry-forward balance, and would record each transaction as either a debit or credit in separate columns, and the ending or closing balance.
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
Etymology: [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).]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ledger is ranked #14096 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Ledger surname appeared 2,132 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Ledger.
86.7% or 1,850 total occurrences were White.
4.6% or 100 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
4.2% or 91 total occurrences were Black.
2.2% or 47 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.4% or 30 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.
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The numerical value of Ledger in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Ledger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Ledger in a Sentence
The new Joker is a plunge into nihilism. There is no redemption at all. It is a lot grimmer to watch than even Heath Ledger's Joker in 'The Dark Knight'.
Whether the item is a fisherman's ledger, or an undersized fish, throwing it overboard has the identical effect on the administration of justice.
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.
I am standing on the shoulders of my favorite actor - Heath Ledger.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash-on-hand have vanished off the ledger from one reporting period to the next.
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Translations for Ledger
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- llibre de comptabilitatCatalan, Valencian
- hlavní kniha, účetní knihaCzech
- longrine, grand livre, registreFrench
- mórleabhar cuntasIrish
- traversa, registro contabile, registroItalian
- pukapuka kauteMāori
- kladblok, grootboekDutch
- hovedbok, reskontroNorwegian
- canhoto, blocoPortuguese
- registru principal, registrul mareRomanian
- гроссбух, конторская книгаRussian
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