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Definitions of account

  1. To render an account or relation of particulars; to give reasons for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To reckon; to compute; to count. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To recount; to relate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; - with to. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To reckon; compute; count. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To reckon; estimate; to assign the causes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To consider; estimate; count; compute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To render an account; to answer in judgment; - with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; - with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To explain: with for; give a detailed financial statement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To reckon: to judge, value. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. (with for) To give a reason. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. To answer (to a person for a thing). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To explain; followed by for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To deem or judge. To account of, to hold in esteem; to value. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To judge; to esteem; to value; to give reasons; to explain; to be liable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. the quality of taking advantage; "she turned her writing skills to good account" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. importance or value; "a person of considerable account"; "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A reckoning; a financial statement; a narrative; anything in the form of a statement, written or verbal; reason or consideration; profit; estimation; importance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. A counting: statement: value: sake. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. Statement; reckoning; behalf. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. A reckoning; computation; record; statement; description; notice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. An explanation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Importance; consideration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Computation or method of reckoning; a register of debts and credits; a written statement in detail of moneys due for goods purchased, or services of any kind rendered; the sum total; a narrative; a recital of particular transactions and events, verbal or written; a statement or explanation; reason or consideration, as a motive; importance; estimation; profit; advantage; behalf; sake. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. A sum stated on a slate or paper; a narrative or statement; regard; explanation a statement of prices, expenses, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for account

  1. He gave me an account of the trekschuit. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  2. Hear his account and then take up the affair or not, as you may think fit. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
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