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Definition of 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.
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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