What does account mean?

Definitions for account
əˈkaʊntac·count

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. history, account, chronicle, storynoun

    a record or narrative description of past events

    "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"

  2. report, news report, story, account, write upnoun

    a short account of the news

    "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"

  3. account, business relationshipnoun

    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"

  4. explanation, accountnoun

    a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

    "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account"

  5. score, accountnoun

    grounds

    "don't do it on my account"; "the paper was rejected on account of its length"; "he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful"

  6. accountnoun

    importance or value

    "a person of considerable account"; "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"

  7. account, accounting, account statementnoun

    a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance

    "they send me an accounting every month"

  8. report, accountnoun

    the act of informing by verbal report

    "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"

  9. bill, account, invoicenoun

    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"

  10. accountverb

    the quality of taking advantage

    "she turned her writing skills to good account"

  11. accountverb

    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"

  12. account, calculateverb

    keep an account of

  13. report, describe, accountverb

    to give an account or representation of in words

    "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"

  14. account, answer forverb

    furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

    "I can't account for the missing money"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accountnoun

    a reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  2. Accountnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  3. Accountnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  4. Accountnoun

    a statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  5. Accountnoun

    a statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  6. Accountnoun

    an estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  7. Accountnoun

    importance; worth; value; advantage; profit

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  8. Accountverb

    to reckon; to compute; to count

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  9. Accountverb

    to place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  10. Accountverb

    to value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  11. Accountverb

    to recount; to relate

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  12. Accountverb

    to render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  13. Accountverb

    to render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

  14. Accountverb

    to give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty

    Etymology: [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Account

    Accounting is a systematic way to record transactions. An account refers to assets, liabilities, income, expenses, and equity, as represented by individual ledger pages, to which changes in value are chronologically recorded with debit and credit entries. These entries, referred to as postings, become part of a book of final entry or ledger. Examples of common financial accounts are cash, accounts receivable, mortgages, loans, PP&E, common stock, sales, services, wages, and payroll. A chart of accounts provides a listing of all financial accounts used by particular business, organization, or government agency. The system of recording, verifying, and reporting such information is called accounting. Practitioners of accounting are called accountants.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Account

    ak-kownt′, v.t. to reckon: to judge, value.—v.i. (with for) to give a reason: to give an account of money held in trust.—n. a counting: statement: value: sake: a reckoning as to money, as in phrases like, 'to render an account,' 'to settle an account,' 'to square accounts' with any one, &c.—adj. Account′able, liable to account, responsible (for, of the thing; to, of the person).—ns. Account′ableness, Accountabil′ity, liability to give account, responsibility to fulfil obligations.—adv. Account′ably.—ns. Account′ancy, the office or work of an accountant; Account′ant, one who keeps, or is skilled in, accounts; Account′antship, the employment of an accountant; Account′-book, a book in which accounts are kept.—Account current, or open account, a course of business dealings still going on between two persons, or a person and a bank.—For account of, on behalf of; For the account, for settlement on the regular fortnightly or monthly settling-day, instead of for cash (of sales on the Stock Exchange).—In account with, in business relations requiring the keeping of an account with some one.—On or To account, an instalment or interim payment.—To make account of, to set value upon; To take into account, to take into consideration; To take no account of, to overlook. [O. Fr. acconter—L. ad, to, computāre, to reckon. See Compute, Count.]

Editors Contribution

  1. account

    A detailed list of financial transactions.

    The account has a sufficient amount of money to pay for bills and for living.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  
  2. account

    A type of contract or relationship created with trust and knowing the person has the money to pay for commodities, products, goods or services.

    Every social enterprise allows customers to have an account if practical and logical to do so.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'account' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #726

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'account' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1040

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'account' in Nouns Frequency: #184

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'account' in Verbs Frequency: #356

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of account in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of account in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of account in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Maison:

    It's a part of our lives. We wonder what we did without it. I don't need to physically have cash. The beauty is you can even have a savings account on your mobile phone.

  2. David Snyder:

    To threaten discipline up to and included firing seems at the very least heavy-handed; it's not like the Social Security or bank account numbers were released.

  3. Ahmed Moosa:

    I have always had doubts about the Saudi family. I always suspected that they are hypocrites and this is now confirmed with what they are doing with this Un-Islamic blockade. These Saudis are from the stock of desert Arabs and are no different from the time of the Messenger of Allâh. Please note I am referring to the leadership known as the Saudi family, not the people of Arabia, which is the proper name of that area mentioned in the Divine Book. Sissi is the same, an enemy of Islam and a hypocrite in the extreme. He is in bed with the yahud and proud of that. He toppled a good man Muhammad Morsi who is a Muslim who I respect. These evil persons do not truly believe in Al-Qur’ân because if they did they would fear the warnings in Allâh’s Book, but because they don’t they do what they want. I quote the following verses from the Divine Book, Al-Qur’ân that I feel are appropriate to these Munafikoon: Surah number 9 ayah 101. “Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are Hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: WE (i.e. Allâh) know them: twice shall WE (i.e. Allâh) punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty.” Surah Munafikoon number 63 ayah 4. “When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allâh be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth)!” Surah number 5 verse 32. “On that account: WE (i.e. Allâh) ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief In the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our (i.e. Allâh’s) messengers with Clear Signs (ayat) , yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses In the land.” Surah 6 ayah 151. “Say: Come, I (i.e. Muhammad) will rehearse what Allâh hath (really) prohibited you from: join not anything as equal with him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- WE (i.e. Allâh) provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which Allâh hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth HE (i.e. Allâh) command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” These Munafikoon are destined for hell because the Saudis are killing believers in Yemen, Sissi is killing them in Egypt etc. Surah 4 ayah 93. “If a person kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allâh are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.”

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    What does lasting value mean in a society that is only interested in immediate results? How should we judge a community that simply takes short term projects in account and merely looks at a short-sighted horizon? In point of fact, a clear vision goes beyond a misty horizon. Through its mental dimension, the quality of vision stands out to the sheer physical, geographical or time-based horizon. ("Horizon and Vision" )

  5. Anuj Somany:

    One should always maintain a safe distance from the people who like a person’s online post but refrain to do so the same on others social media account UNDER IDENTICAL CONDITION.

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