|1.||[ noun ] (business,banking) 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"
|Related terms:||relationship bank_account short_account brokerage_account|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of informing by verbal report|
"he heard reports that they were causing trouble" "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
|Related terms:||informing narration anecdote summary gossip megillah debriefing indirect_discourse direct_discourse report|
|3.||[ noun ] a record or narrative description of past events|
|Synonyms:||history story chronicle|
: "a history of France" "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president" "the story of exposure to lead"
|Related terms:||record biography case_history historical_document annals etymology ancient_history recital history|
|4.||[ noun ] (news) a short account of the news|
|Synonyms:||report story write_up news_report|
"the report of his speech" "the story was on the 11 o'clock news" "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
|Related terms:||news dispatch newsletter bulletin exclusive write_up|
|5.||[ noun ] (accounting,writing) a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance|
"they send me an accounting every month"
|Related terms:||statement profit_and_loss expense_account suspense_account capital_account capital_account balance|
|6.||[ noun ] a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.|
"the explanation was very simple" "I expected a brief account"
|Related terms:||statement reason definition justification interpretation deriving accounting exposition explication gloss walk-through simplification explanans explanandum report|
|7.||[ noun ] (writing,business) an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered|
"he paid his bill and left" "send me an account of what I owe"
|Related terms:||statement check medical_bill phone_bill electric_bill reckoning tax_bill hotel_bill invoice|
|8.||[ noun ] grounds|
"don't do it on my account" "the paper was rejected on account of its length" "he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful"
|9.||[ noun ] importance or value|
"a person of considerable account" "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
|10.||[ noun ] the quality of taking advantage|
"she turned her writing skills to good account"
|11.||[ verb ] 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"
|12.||[ verb ] to give an account or representation of in words|
: "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental."
|Related terms:||inform report report explanation|
|13.||[ verb ] furnish a justifying analysis or explanation|
"I can't account for the missing money"
|Related terms:||declare declare explanation|
|14.||[ verb ] keep an account of|
|Related terms:||charge balance credit debit compound overbalance calculation calculation accounting accounting|