Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

on one's own account

Definition of on one's own account

  1. 1 :  by oneself :  on one's own :  without the help of others <She bought the house entirely on her own account.> <He left the company and went into business on his own account.>

  2. 2 :  for one's own sake :  in order to make a situation good for oneself <I'm doing it on my own account, not for anyone else.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

account
  1. :  reckoning, computation

    :  a record of debit and credit entries to cover transactions involving a particular item or a particular person or concern

    :  a statement of transactions during a fiscal period and the resulting balance

  1. :  to think of as :  consider

    :  to probe into :  analyze


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up on one's own account? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the Celtic May Day festival

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin angry oily prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ