Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A narrative or record of events.
  • noun A reason given for a particular action or event.
  • noun A report relating to one's conduct.
  • noun A basis or ground.
  • noun A formal banking, brokerage, or business relationship established to provide for regular services, dealings, and other financial transactions.
  • noun A precise list or enumeration of financial transactions.
  • noun A sum of money deposited for checking, savings, or brokerage use.
  • noun A customer having a business or credit relationship with a firm.
  • noun A private access to a computer system or online service, usually requiring a password to enter.
  • noun Worth, standing, or importance.
  • noun Profit or advantage.
  • transitive verb To consider as being; deem. synonym: consider.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • idiom (on (someone's) account) For someone's benefit.
  • idiom (take into account) To take into consideration; allow for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A reckoning, an enumeration, or a computation; method of computing: as, the Julian account of time.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A course of business dealings or relations requiring the keeping of records: as, to have an account with the bank.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Narrative; relation; statement of facts; a recital, verbal or written, of particular transactions and events: as, an account of the revolution in France.
  • noun A statement of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event: as, no satisfactory account has yet been given of these phenomena.
  • noun An explanatory statement or vindication of one's conduct, such as is given to a superior.
  • noun Reason or consideration; ground: used with on: as, on all accounts; on every account; on account of.
  • noun Estimation; esteem; distinction; dignity; consequence or importance.
  • noun Profit; advantage: as, to find one's account in a pursuit; to turn anything to account.
  • noun Regard; behalf; sake: as, all this trouble I have incurred on your account.
  • noun Sometimes spelled accompt.
  • Accounted; reckoned.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To render or receive an account or relation of particulars.
  • intransitive verb To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for.
  • intransitive verb To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman acounter, accomptere et al., Middle French aconter, acompter, from a- + conter ("to count"). Compare count.

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