meaning of account

1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
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 ones account at the bank.
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.
A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.
A statement and explanation or vindication of ones conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
To reckon; to compute; to count.
To place to ones account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to.
To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
To recount; to relate.
To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
A book in which accounts are kept.
the quality of taking advantage; "she turned her writing skills to good ">account"

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