What does ledger mean?

Definitions for ledger
ˈlɛdʒ ɛrled·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ledger, leger, account book, book of account, booknoun

    a record in which commercial accounts are recorded

    "they got a subpoena to examine our books"

  2. daybook, ledgernoun

    an accounting journal as a physical object

    "he bought a new daybook"


  1. ledgernoun

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

  2. ledgernoun

    A collection of accounting entries consisting of credits and debits.

  3. ledgernoun

    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. Ledgernoun

    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. Ledgernoun

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

  3. Ledgernoun

    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. Etymology: [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).]

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  1. red-leg

  2. redleg

  3. gelder

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  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

Examples of ledger in a Sentence

  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Profit & Loss statement, capital gain and ledger provided by stock brokerage firms to shares investors are largely misguiding and manipulated. SBI securities and other brokers are all crook

  2. Antony Lewis:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Gooding Jr.:

    [The biggest challenge of the role was] the mindset, the psychosis; I remember when Heath Ledger talked about playing the Joker…I always used to look out of the side of my eye, going ‘yeah actors,’ but there really is a darkness when you are playing someone psychotic you have to go there mentally. It’s almost like we look over a cliff and picture yourself falling so that gives you a fear of it. So this is falling for six months and kind of what that means to you.

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