Definition of Account in English :

Define Account in English

Account meaning in English

Meaning of Account in English

Pronunciation of Account in English

Account pronunciation in English

Pronounce Account in English


see synonyms of account


1. account, chronicle, history, story

a record or narrative description of past events

Example Sentences:
'a history of France'
'he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president'
'the story of exposure to lead'

2. account, news report, report, story, write up

a short account of the news

Example Sentences:
'the report of his speech'
'the story was on the 11 o'clock news'
'the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious'

3. account, business relationship

a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services

Example Sentences:
'he asked to see the executive who handled his account'

4. account, explanation

a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

Example Sentences:
'the explanation was very simple'
'I expected a brief account'

5. account, score


Example Sentences:
'don't do it on my account'
'the paper was rejected on account of its length'
'he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful'

6. account

importance or value

Example Sentences:
'a person of considerable account'
'he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance'

7. account, account statement, accounting

a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance

Example Sentences:
'they send me an accounting every month'

8. account, report

the act of informing by verbal report

Example Sentences:
'he heard reports that they were causing trouble'
'by all accounts they were a happy couple'

9. account, bill, invoice

an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

Example Sentences:
'he paid his bill and left'
'send me an account of what I owe'

10. account

the quality of taking advantage

Example Sentences:
'she turned her writing skills to good account'


11. account

be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something

Example Sentences:
'Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam'

12. account, calculate

keep an account of

13. account, describe, report

to give an account or representation of in words

Example Sentences:
'Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental'

14. account, answer for

furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

Example Sentences:
'I can't account for the missing money'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of account
a verbal or written report, description, or narration of some occurrence, event, etc
an explanation of conduct, esp one made to someone in authority
ground; basis; consideration (often in the phrases on this (that, every, no, etc) account, on account of)
importance, consequence, or value
of little account
assessment; judgment
profit or advantage
to turn an idea to account
part or behalf (only in the phrase on one's or someone's account)
8. finance
a business relationship between a bank, department store, stockbroker, etc, and a depositor, customer, or client permitting the latter certain banking or credit services
the sum of money deposited at a bank
the amount of credit available to the holder of an account
a record of these
a statement of monetary transactions with the resulting balance
(on the London Stock Exchange) the period, ordinarily of a fortnight's duration, in which transactions formerly took place and at the end of which settlements were made
11. accounting
a chronological list of debits and credits relating to a specified asset, liability, expense, or income of a business and forming part of the ledger
a regular client or customer, esp a firm that purchases commodities on credit
an area of business assigned to another
they transferred their publicity account to a new agent
13.  call to account
14.  give a bad account of oneself
15.  give a good account of oneself
16.  on account
17.  on account of
18.  take account of
19.  settle accounts with
20.  bank account, credit account
21. (transitive)
to consider or reckon
he accounts himself poor

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see synonyms of account
verb transitive
to consider or judge to be; deem; value
verb intransitive
to furnish a reckoning (to someone) of money received and paid out
to make satisfactory amends (for)
he will account for his crime
to give satisfactory reasons or an explanation (for)
can he account for his actions?
to be the cause, agent, or source of
with for
to do away with as by killing
with for
he accounted for five of the enemy
a counting; calculation
8.  [often pl.]
a record of the financial data pertaining to a specific asset, liability, income item, expense item, or net-worth item
bank account
a record of the financial transactions relating to a specific person, property, business, etc.
charge account
a business or firm that is a customer or client, esp. on a regular, credit basis
one of our best accounts
worth; importance
a thing of small account
an explanation
a report; description; story

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of account
1. A narrative or record of events.
a. A reason given for a particular action or event: What is the account for this loss?
b. A report relating to one's conduct: gave a satisfactory account of herself.
c. A basis or ground: no reason to worry on that account.
a. A formal banking, brokerage, or business relationship established to provide for regular services, dealings, and other financial transactions.
b. A precise list or enumeration of financial transactions.
c. A sum of money deposited for checking, savings, or brokerage use.
d. A customer having a business or credit relationship with a firm: salespeople visiting their accounts.
4. A private access to a computer system or online service, usually requiring a password to enter.
5. Worth, standing, or importance: a landowner of some account.
6. Profit or advantage: turned her writing skills to good account.
tr.v. ac·count·ed, ac·count·ing, ac·counts
To consider as being; deem. See Synonyms at consider. See Usage Note at as1.

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