1. [ noun ] (business,banking) a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
Synonyms: business_relationship

"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
Synonyms: 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
Synonyms: account_statement accounting

"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.
Synonyms: explanation

"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
Synonyms: bill invoice

"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
Synonyms: score

"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"

Related terms: reason
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"

Related terms: importance
10. [ noun ] the quality of taking advantage

"she turned her writing skills to good account"

Related terms: profit
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"

Related terms: be
12. [ verb ] to give an account or representation of in words
Synonyms: report describe

: "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental."

Related terms: inform report report explanation
13. [ verb ] furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
Synonyms: answer_for

"I can't account for the missing money"

Related terms: declare declare explanation
14. [ verb ] keep an account of
Synonyms: calculate
Related terms: charge balance credit debit compound overbalance calculation calculation accounting accounting
Similar spelling:   accounting