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Definition of Account

Account

  1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.
  5. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
  6. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
  7. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
  8. To reckon; to compute; to count.
  9. To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to.
  10. To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
  11. To recount; to relate.
  12. To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
  13. To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
  14. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.

Account Quotations

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov

Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
Anne Wilson Schaef

We need business to understand its social responsibility, that the main task and objective for a business is not to generate extra income and to become rich and transfer the money abroad, but to look and evaluate what a businessman has done for the country, for the people, on whose account he or she has become so rich.
Vladimir Putin

One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.
Socrates

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.
Bethenny Frankel
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Account Translations

account in Afrikaans is rekening, rapport
account in Danish is konto
account in Dutch is rekening, conto
account in Finnish is tili
account in French is supputation, demande, compte
account in German is Berechnung, Forderung, Konto/Rechnung, Konto
account in Norwegian is konto
account in Portuguese is cliente
account in Spanish is calculo, postulado
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