Definitions for account

Definitions for (noun) account

Main entry: account

Definition: the quality of taking advantage

Usage: she turned her writing skills to good account

Main entry: account

Definition: importance or value

Usage: a person of considerable account; he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance

Main entry: history, chronicle, story, account

Definition: a record or narrative description of past events

Usage: a history of France; he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president; the story of exposure to lead

Main entry: bill, account, invoice

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

Usage: he paid his bill and left; send me an account of what I owe

Main entry: account, report, write up, news report, story

Definition: a short account of the news

Usage: 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

Main entry: explanation, account

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

Usage: the explanation was very simple; I expected a brief account

Main entry: report, account

Definition: the act of informing by verbal report

Usage: he heard reports that they were causing trouble; by all accounts they were a happy couple

Main entry: account, score

Definition: grounds

Usage: 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

Main entry: account, account statement, accounting

Definition: a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance

Usage: they send me an accounting every month

Main entry: business relationship, account

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

Usage: he asked to see the executive who handled his account

Definitions for (verb) account

Main entry: answer for, account

Definition: furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

Usage: I can't account for the missing money

Main entry: report, account, describe

Definition: to give an account or representation of in words

Usage: Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

Main entry: account, calculate

Definition: keep an account of

Main entry: account

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

Usage: Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam

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