A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a
record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
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
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 statement of facts or occurrences; recital of
transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an
account of a battle.
A statement and explanation or vindication of one's
conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
To reckon; to compute; to count.
To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to
assign; -- with to.
To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or
consider; to deem.
To recount; to relate.
To render or receive an account or relation of
particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for
To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with
for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to
explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.