1. a record or narrative description of past events
- he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
2. a short account of the news
- the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious
3. a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
- he asked to see the executive who handled his account
4. a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
- I expected a brief account
Similar word(s): explanation
- don't do it on my account
- the paper was rejected on account of its length
Similar word(s): score
6. importance or value
- a person of considerable account
- he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance
7. a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
- they send me an accounting every month
Similar word(s): accounting
8. the act of informing by verbal report
- by all accounts they were a happy couple
Similar word(s): report
9. an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
- send me an account of what I owe
10. the quality of taking advantage
- she turned her writing skills to good account
Sentences with account as a noun:
- to keep one's account at the bank.
- No satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena.
- on no account
- on every account
- on all accounts
- An account of a battle.
- I've opened an account with Wikipedia so that I can contribute and partake in the project.
1. be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
- Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam
2. keep an account of
Similar word(s): calculate
Definition categories: possession
3. to give an account or representation of in words
4. furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
- I can't account for the missing money
Sentences with account as a verb:
- An officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
- We must account for the use of our opportunities.
- Idleness accounts for poverty.
- After the crash, not all passengers were accounted for.