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 the bank.
- (Accounting) An accounting record in which the results of transactions are accumulated, showing increases, decreases, and a balance. Formal record that represents, in words, money or other unit of measurement, certain resources, claims to such resources, transactions or other events that result in changes to those resources and claims.
- 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. ...