What does ledger mean?

Definitions for ledger
ˈlɛdʒ ɛrled·ger

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

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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Ledgernoun

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

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Derik Murray:

    For Heath Ledger fans, I think they are going to love it because they are going to find out so much about him, who he really was, and their affection for Heath will grow, for those who weren't major fans, I think they will find this film inspiring. You will learn that creativity is for all of us, you just need to pick up a camera, pick up a pen, put your finger on your computer, draw, paint or whatever it is.

  3. Paul Nolte:

    Markets opened modestly lower after yesterday's big rally and then the ISM number came out just barely above 50, stocks are recovering a little bit, but it goes on the side of the ledger that indicates that the U.S. and the global economies are certainly not growing at a robust rate.

  4. Antony Lewis:

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

  5. 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.

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