the difference between the debit and credit sides of an account
We always keep very good accounts.
We opened new accounts at a bank last week.
I took out my money and closed my account.
You can withdraw up to $1,000 a day from your account.
Every week, she puts a part of her paycheck into a separate account.
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Middle English acounte, accompt, borrowed from Anglo-French acunte, acounte, noun derivative of acunter "to account entry 2"
Middle English accounten, acounten, accompten "to count, compute, evaluate, give an account of," borrowed from Anglo-French acunter, acompter, from a-, prefix forming transitive verbs (going back to Latin ad-ad-) + cunter, compter "to count entry 1"
: an arrangement in which a person uses the Internet or e-mail services of a particular company
2 of 2verb
: to think of as
accounts herself lucky
: to give an explanation
have to account for the money I spent
: to be the cause
illness accounts for so many absences
Middle English acount, accompt "the act or result of counting," from early French acunte (same meaning), from acunter (verb) "to add, count," from a- "to" and cunter "to count," from Latin computare "to count, compute" — related to compute, countentry 1
1 of 2noun
: a record of debit and credit entries to cover transactions involving a particular item (as cash or notes receivable) or a particular person or concern
: a statement of transactions during a fiscal period showing the resulting balance—sometimes used in the pl.
trustees filed annual accounts as required by statute—W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
: a periodically rendered reckoning (as one listing charged purchases and credits)
: a sum of money or its equivalent deposited in the common cash of a bank and subject to withdrawal at the option of the depositor
: a right under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code to payment for goods or services which is not contained in an instrument or chattel paper and that may or may not have been earned by performance