Definition of account:
1) be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something; " Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"
2) the quality of taking advantage; " she turned her writing skills to good account"
3) importance or value; " a person of considerable account"; " he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
4) a record or narrative description of past events; " a history of France"; " he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; " the story of exposure to lead"
5) a short account of the news; " 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"
6) a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; " the explanation was very simple"; " I expected a brief account"
7) the act of informing by verbal report; " he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; " by all accounts they were a happy couple"
8) grounds; " 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"
9) a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; " they send me an accounting every month"
10) furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; " I can't account for the missing money"
11) keep an account of
12) a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; " he asked to see the executive who handled his account"
13) an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; " he paid his bill and left"; " send me an account of what I owe"
14) to give an account or representation of in words; " Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
15) A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
16) 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.
17) 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.
18) A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.
19) A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
20) An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
21) Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
22) To reckon; to compute; to count.
23) To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
24) To recount; to relate.
25) To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
26) To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; - with to.
27) To render an account; to answer in judgment; - with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
28) To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; - with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.