Complete Definition of "account"

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English

rank|talk|spirit|sometimes|452|account|party|sight|electronic

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /ə'kaʊnt/
audio|en-us-account.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aʊnt|-aʊnt
Hyphenation: ac·count

Etymology 1
From :w:Anglo-Norman|Anglo-Norman acunt "account", which comes from OF. acont, which comes from aconter.

Noun
wikipedia|account|account (accountancy)
en-noun

  1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.

#:*A beggarly account of empty boxes. - Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, V-i

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

#:*A serious operation [autopsy] will be necessary before that can be done. But there are still four cartridges in the revolver. Two have been fired and two wounds inflicted, so that each bullet can be accounted for. - Doctor Watson in The Return of Sherlock Holmes

  1. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.

#:*A laudable account of the city of London. - Howell

  1. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgement thereon.

#:*Give an account of thy stewardship. - Luke 16:2

  1. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgement.

#:*To stand high in your account - Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, III-ii

  1. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.

#:*Men of account - Pope
#:*To turn to account - Shakespeare

  1. A subscription to a service.

Translations
trans-top|reckoning, calculation
Greek: λογαριασμός (logariasmós) m
Italian: conto m
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Portuguese: soma
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trans-top|A registry of pecuniary transactions
Czech: účet m, konto#Czech|konto n
Dutch: rekening
Finnish: tili
German: Konto n
Greek: λογαριασμός (logariasmós) m
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Polish: konto
Portuguese: conta
Vietnamese: tài khoản
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trans-top|A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc.
Finnish: selonteko, selostus
German: Begründung f
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trans-top|A statement of facts or occurrences
Finnish: selonteko, selostus
German: Bericht m
Greek: αναφορά (anaphorá) f
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Vietnamese: chuyện kể (4)
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trans-top|A statement and explanation or vindication
German: Rechenschaft f
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trans-top|A subscription to a service
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Romanian: cont n
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ttbc|Croatian: račun m
ttbc|Dutch: rekenschap
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ttbc|Hungarian: beszámoló
ttbc|Romanian: seamă f, cont n (7)
ttbc|Spanish: cuenta f
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Derived terms
rfc-split|These all belong only in separate entries
account current: a running or continued account between two or more parties, or a statement of the particulars of such an account
in account with: in a relation requiring an account to be kept
on account of: for the sake of; by reason of; because of
on one's own account: for one's own interest or behalf
to make account: (Obsolete): to have an opinion or expectation; to reckon
:Quotations
:*This other part . . . makes account to find no slender arguments for this assertion out of those very scriptures which are commonly urged against it. - Milton
to make account of: to hold in estimation; to esteem; as, he makes small account of beauty
to take account of, or to take into account: to take into consideration; to notice
bank account
:Quotations
:*Of their doings, God takes no account. - Milton
a writ of account: (Law): a writ which the plaintiff brings demanding that the defendant shall render his just account, or show good cause to the contrary; -- called also an action of account - Cowell

Synonyms
Narrative; narration; relation; recital; description; explanation; rehearsal

Usage notes
of Account, Narrative, Narration, Recital. These words are applied to different modes of rehearsing a series of events
Account turns attention not so much to the speaker as to the fact related, and more properly applies to the report of some single event, or a group of incidents taken as whole; as, an account of a battle, of a shipwreck, etc.
A narrative is a continuous story of connected incidents, such as one friend might tell to another; as, a narrative of the events of a siege, a narrative of one's life, etc.
Narration is usually the same as narrative, but is sometimes used to describe the mode of relating events; as, his powers of narration are uncommonly great.
Recital denotes a series of events drawn out into minute particulars, usually expressing something which peculiarly interests the feelings of the speaker; as, the recital of one's wrongs, disappointments, sufferings, etc.

Etymology 2
From Middle English acounten, accompten, which comes from OF. aconter, à (from L. ad) + conter "to count". In modern French conter to tell, compter to count, Latin computare. See count.

Verb
en-verb

  1. context|transitive|obsolete To reckon; to compute; to count.

#:The motion of... the sun whereby years are accounted. - Sir T. Browne

  1. context|transitive|rare To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to. - Clarendon
  2. transitive To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.

#:*Accounting that God was able to raise him up. - Hebrews, 11:19

  1. context|transitive|obsolete To recount; to relate. - Chaucer
  2. intransitive To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
  3. intransitive To render an account; to answer in judgement; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
  4. intransitive To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.

Derived terms
to account for
to account of: to esteem; to prize; to value. Now used only in the passive
:* I account her beauty. - Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, II-i
:*Newer was preaching more accounted of than in the sixteenth century. - Canon Robinson

Translations
Rohingya: hísab

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Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /ə'kɑʊnt/

Noun
account m, n

  1. A loanword from English that means a subscription to an electronic service.

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