Definition of "account" []

  • A narrative or record of events. (noun)
  • A reason given for a particular action or event: What is the account for this loss? (noun)
  • A report relating to one's conduct: gave a satisfactory account of herself. (noun)
  • A basis or ground: no reason to worry on that account. (noun)
  • A formal banking, brokerage, or business relationship established to provide for regular services, dealings, and other financial transactions. (noun)
  • A verbal or written report, description, or narration of some occurrence, event, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An explanation of conduct, esp one made to someone in authority (noun)
  • Ground; basis; consideration (often in the phrases on this (that, every, no, etc) account, on account of) (noun)
  • Importance, consequence, or value (noun)
  • Assessment; judgment (noun)
  • Profit or advantage (noun)
  • Part or behalf (only in the phrase on one's or someone's account) (noun)
  • A business relationship between a bank, department store, stockbroker, etc, and a depositor, customer, or client permitting the latter certain banking or credit services (noun)
  • The sum of money deposited at a bank (noun)
  • The amount of credit available to the holder of an account (noun)
  • A record of these (noun)
  • A statement of monetary transactions with the resulting balance (noun)
  • (on the London Stock Exchange) the period, ordinarily of a fortnight's duration, in which transactions formerly took place and at the end of which settlements were made (noun)
  • A chronological list of debits and credits relating to a specified asset, liability, expense, or income of a business and forming part of the ledger (noun)
  • A regular client or customer, esp a firm that purchases commodities on credit (noun)
  • An area of business assigned to another (noun)
  • To consider or reckon (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "account" in a sentence
  • "In fact, the average easy access charity saving account offers a pitiful 0. 38% interest - this is 0. 34% lower than the average personal easy access savings account**."
  • "Regular Saver account and the same amount into N&P's Family Regular Saver ­account."
  • "The Controller def create @account = Account. new params [: account] Account. transaction do if @account. save @account. projects.create: name = >"