Definition of account
(Entry 1 of 2)
b : a statement of transactions during a fiscal period and the resulting balance
2a : a statement explaining one's conduct She was asked to give an account of her actions.
b : a statement or exposition of reasons, causes, or motives no satisfactory account of these phenomena
c : a reason for an action : basis On that account I must refuse.
3a(1) : a formal business arrangement providing for regular dealings or services (such as banking, advertising, or store credit) and involving the establishment and maintenance of an account a checking account also : client, customer They are one of our most important accounts.
(2) : money deposited in a bank account and subject to withdrawal by the depositor
b : an arrangement in which a person uses the Internet or email services of a particular company
5 : advantage turned her wit to good account
b : a usually mental record : track Keep account of all you do.
give a good account of oneselfon accounton account ofon no accounton one's own account
: to perform well especially in a competition or confrontation : to acquit oneself well Though he has an aristocratic bearing, he could probably give a good account of himself in a street fight.— Ishmael Reed
: with the price charged to one's account purchasing on account
: for the sake of : because of The game was cancelled on account of rain.
: under no circumstances On no account should the children be left alone at home.
1 : on one's own behalf I'm doing it on my own account, not for anyone else.
2 : at one's own risk
3 : by oneself : on one's own
accounted; accounting; accounts
Definition of account (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : to furnish a justifying analysis or explanation —used with for couldn't account for the loss
2a : to be the sole or primary factor —used with for The left fielder accounted for all three putouts.
b : to bring about the capture, death, or destruction of something —used with for Enemy fighters accounted for two of the bombers.
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