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Account (IPA: /əˈkaʊnt/)


Account (n.)

A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.

Account (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; as, to keep one's account at the bank.

Account (n.)

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.

Account (n.)

A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.

Account (n.)

A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.

Account (n.)

An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.

Account (n.)

Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.

Account (v. t.)

To reckon; to compute; to count.

Account (v. t.)

To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to.

Account (v. t.)

To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.

Account (v. t.)

To recount; to relate.

Account (v. i.)

To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.

Account (v. i.)

To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.

Account (v. i.)

To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.

Account ()

A book in which accounts are kept.

Account

The central data structure in the accounts and payment services

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [The Smith]'s not speedin' nuffink on account of him just laminating his hand to the anvil." - Discworld

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All of this.. .on account of that stupid chimp! If only I'd destroyed him!" - The World Ends with You

Example Sentence (Quote)

"As we must account for every idle word," - Poor Richard's Almanack

Example Sentence (Quote)

"At some time, here or hereafter, every account must be settled, and every debt paid in full." - Justice

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Frazer's account of the magical and religious views of mankind is unsatisfactory; it makes these views look like errors." - Ludwig Wittgenstein


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