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Definition of "ledger" []

  • A book in which the monetary transactions of a business are posted in the form of debits and credits. (noun)
  • A book to which the record of accounts is transferred as final entry from original postings. (noun)
  • A slab of stone laid flat over a grave. (noun)
  • A horizontal timber in a scaffold, attached to the uprights and supporting the putlogs. (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.

Use "ledger" in a sentence
  • "Yes, the credit side of our ledger is amply filled."
  • "I loved Patient Zero …. it was like Resident Evil meets the Iraq war!!! sweet story and Jor ledger is an awesome protagonist!! jack of tears December 15, 2009 at 5: 34 pm"
  • "But, you know, the negative side of the ledger is that it really points up more luck than initiative."