What does Ledger mean?

Definitions for Ledgerˈlɛdʒ ɛr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Ledger.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. daybook, ledger(noun)

    an accounting journal as a physical object

    "he bought a new daybook"


  1. ledger(Noun)

    A book for keeping notes, especially one for keeping accounting records.

  2. ledger(Noun)

    : A collection of accounting entries consisting of credits and debits.

  3. ledger(Noun)

    : A board attached to a wall to provide support for attaching other structural elements (such as deck joists or roof rafters) to the building.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ledger(noun)

    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

  2. Ledger(noun)

    a large flat stone, esp. one laid over a tomb

  3. Ledger(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [Akin to D. legger layer, daybook (fr. leggen to lay, liggen to lie), E. ledge, lie. See Lie to be prostrate.]


  1. Ledger

    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

  1. Ledger

    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).]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ledger in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ledger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antony Lewis:

    It looks like he is trying to patent the fundamental building blocks of any blockchain, cryptocurrency, or distributed ledger system.

  2. Justice Elena Kagan:

    Whether the item is a fisherman's ledger, or an undersized fish, throwing it overboard has the identical effect on the administration of justice.

  3. Keith Weir:

    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.

  4. Charley Cooper:

    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.

  5. Jenny Knott:

    We believe we are the first to do this using distributed ledger and blockchain technology, what's really transformational is that the banks no longer have to do so much themselves.

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