American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrative or record of events.
- n. A reason given for a particular action or event: What is the account for this loss?
- n. A report relating to one's conduct: gave a satisfactory account of herself.
- n. A basis or ground: no reason to worry on that account.
- n. A formal banking, brokerage, or business relationship established to provide for regular services, dealings, and other financial transactions.
- n. A precise list or enumeration of financial transactions.
- n. Money deposited for checking, savings, or brokerage use.
- n. A customer having a business or credit relationship with a firm: salespeople visiting their accounts.
- n. Worth, standing, or importance: a landowner of some account.
- n. Profit or advantage: turned her writing skills to good account.
- v. To consider as being; deem. See Synonyms at consider. See Usage Note at as1.
- account for To constitute the governing or primary factor in: Bad weather accounted for the long delay.
- account for To provide an explanation or justification for: The suspect couldn't account for his time that night.
- idiom. call to account To challenge or contest.
- idiom. call to account To hold answerable for.
- idiom. on account On credit.
- idiom. on account of Because of; for the sake of: "We got married on account of the baby” ( Anne Tyler).
- idiom. on no account Under no circumstances.
- idiom. on (one's) own account For oneself.
- idiom. on (one's) own account On one's own; by oneself: He wants to work on his own account.
- idiom. take into account To take into consideration; allow for.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To count or reckon as; deem; consider; think; hold to be.
- To reckon or compute; count.
- To assign or impute; give the credit of; reckon as belonging or attributable.
- To give an account, reason, or explanation of; explain.
- To take into consideration.
- To recount; relate.
- To render an account or relation of particulars; answer in a responsible character: followed by with or to before a person, and by for before a thing: as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
- To furnish or assign a reason or reasons; give an explanation: with for: as, idleness accounts for poverty.
- To reckon; count.
- n. A reckoning, an enumeration, or a computation; method of computing: as, the Julian account of time.
- n. A reckoning of money or business; a statement or record of financial or pecuniary transactions, with their debits and credits, or of money received and paid and the balance on hand or due: as, to keep accounts; to make out an account.
- n. A course of business dealings or relations requiring the keeping of records: as, to have an account with the bank.
- n. On the stock exchange, that part of the transactions between buyer and seller to be settled on the fortnightly or monthly settling-day: as, I have sold A. B. 500 shares for the account.
- n. Narrative; relation; statement of facts; a recital, verbal or written, of particular transactions and events: as, an account of the revolution in France.
- n. A statement of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event: as, no satisfactory account has yet been given of these phenomena.
- n. An explanatory statement or vindication of one's conduct, such as is given to a superior.
- n. Reason or consideration; ground: used with on: as, on all accounts; on every account; on account of.
- n. Estimation; esteem; distinction; dignity; consequence or importance.
- n. Profit; advantage: as, to find one's account in a pursuit; to turn anything to account.
- n. Regard; behalf; sake: as, all this trouble I have incurred on your account.
- n. Sometimes spelled accompt.
- Accounted; reckoned.
- n. accounting 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
- n. banking A sum of money deposited at a bank and subject to withdrawal.
- n. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; a reason of an action to be done.
- n. A reason, grounds, consideration, motive.
- n. business A business relationship involving the exchange of money and credit.
- n. A record of events; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description
- n. A statement explaining one's conduct.
- n. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
- n. Importance; worth; value; esteem; judgement.
- n. An authorization to use a service.
- n. archaic A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning.
- n. Profit; advantage.
- v. to provide explanation
- v. to count
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning.
- n. 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.
- n. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event. Hence, the word is often used simply for
reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc..
- n. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description.
- n. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
- n. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
- n. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
- v. obsolete To reckon; to compute; to count.
- v. rare To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with
- v. To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
- v. obsolete To recount; to relate.
- v. To render or receive an account or relation of particulars.
- v. To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with
- v. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with
- n. a short account of the news
- n. importance or value
- n. an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
- n. grounds.
- v. keep an account of
- n. the act of informing by verbal report
- n. a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
- v. furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
- n. a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
- v. be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
- n. a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
- n. a record or narrative description of past events
- n. the quality of taking advantage
- v. to give an account or representation of in words
- From Anglo-Norman acounter, accomptere et al., Middle French aconter, acompter, from a- + conter ("to count"). Compare count. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French acont, from aconter, to reckon : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + cunter, to count (from Latin computāre, to sum up; see compute). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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