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noun (wikipedia, account, account (accountancy))
  1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian of time.
  • A beggarly 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 at the bank.
    2. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no , on every , 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 of a battle.
  • A laudable of the city of London. - Howell
    1. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgement thereon.
  • Give an of thy stewardship. - Luke 16:2
    1. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgement.
  • To stand high in your - Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, III-ii
    1. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
  • Men of - Pope
  • To turn to - Shakespeare
    1. A subscription to a service.
  • 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 with or to the treasurer for money received.
      3. (intransitive) To render an account; to answer in judgement; -- with for; as, we must 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.

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