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, story(noun)

    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 up(noun)

    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 relationship(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"

  4. explanation, account(noun)

    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, account(noun)

    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. account(noun)

    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 statement(noun)

    a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance

    "they send me an accounting every month"

  8. report, account(noun)

    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, invoice(noun)

    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. account(verb)

    the quality of taking advantage

    "she turned her writing skills to good account"

  11. account(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"

  12. account, calculate(verb)

    keep an account of

  13. report, describe, account(verb)

    to give an account or representation of in words

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

  14. account, answer for(verb)

    furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

    "I can't account for the missing money"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Account(noun)

    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. Account(noun)

    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. Account(noun)

    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. Account(noun)

    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. Account(noun)

    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. Account(noun)

    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. Account(noun)

    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. Account(verb)

    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. Account(verb)

    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. Account(verb)

    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. Account(verb)

    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. Account(verb)

    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. Account(verb)

    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. Account(verb)

    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. Ana Cascão:

    A fair and equitable filling strategy must take into account different scenarios on climate and rainfall variability – if it will be one of drought, then the three countries are ready to agree on a slower filling.

  2. Ester Cerdeira Sabino:

    Most people who get infected carry on with their lives ... unaware they were bitten, a lot of mortality data doesn't account for Chagas, so you underestimate the effect of the disease.

  3. Justin Fairfax:

    Such an investigation will confirm my account because I am telling the truth.

  4. Stuart King:

    It will be quite a shock in process terms to asset managers and brokers. They will have to say who is responsible for what and keep that up to date, reflect it in appraisals and staff training, after what happened with the Libor and forex scandals, very senior people were not held to account but this will make it a lot easier for the regulator to go up the line.

  5. Katherine Sullivan:

    I think they’ve been thoughtful at thinking about what are the common things we see with autism, we can’t account for every child, but if children at least have access or opportunity, that’s huge and I think parents are so appreciative of at least being able to come to the theater, have the opportunity for their child, to have that judgement-free place for children to have access to theater in general.

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