Definition of ACCOUNTS


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; "he asked to see the executive who handled his account" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account" ;

  • 5. (

    ) grounds; "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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) importance or value; "a person of considerable account"; "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance" ;

  • 8. (

    ) the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple" ;

  • 9. (

    ) an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe" ;

  • 10. (

    ) the quality of taking advantage; "she turned her writing skills to good account" ;


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental" ;

  • 4. (

    ) furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money" ;

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