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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

Every person I killed I strongly believe that they were bad. When I do go face God there is going to be lots of things I will have to account for but killing any of those people is not one of them.
Chris Kyle

We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered today? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account.
Preston Brooks

I just recently joined Twitter. It's very positive - I love all the accolades. If my ego is hurting, I can just open my Twitter account and see 'Oh, I love you! I love the show!' and it's great. I'm trying to find the balance between trying to be funny, being honest and just being a promoter as the guy on 'Royal Pains.'
Mark Feuerstein

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
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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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