account account  /ə ˈkaʊnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a record or narrative description of past events
  2. (n) a short account of the news
  3. (n) a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
  4. (n) a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
  5. (n) grounds
  6. (n) importance or value
  7. (n) a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
  8. (n) the act of informing by verbal report
  9. (n) an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
  10. (n) the quality of taking advantage
  11. (v) be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
  12. (v) keep an account of
  13. (v) to give an account or representation of in words
  14. (v) furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

Usage(s):

  1. He provided PTI with this account of Cho Seung-Hui's rampage.
  2. One lawyer for UBS account holders says he has at least one case in which a client used a Swiss bank account to hide assets from creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
  3. Treating the national treasury as if it were their personal checking account, the royal couple had looted their land of perhaps $5 billion.

News

  1. ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE The

    ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE The Daily Reflector and reflector.com are looking for a dynamic individual to join our advertising sales team. The primary responsibility of this position will be to maintain and grow business in our niche publications, Mixer and Her Magazine.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Reflector

  2. CDN Operational, Account and Content Vertical Analytics 2012 - 2015

    NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: CDN Operational, Account and Content Vertical Analytics 2012 - 2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01277451/CDN-Operational-Account-and-Content-Vertical-Analytics-2012---2015.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Accounting_and_Corporate_Finance ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Seniors account for about 14 percent of Wisconsin's population

    MILWAUKEE — Newly-released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show Wisconsin's senior population continues to grow. People 65 and older account for 14.4 percent of Wisconsin's population. That's an increase from 13.7 percent recorded in the April 2010 census.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "All those involved in the attempted act of terrorism on Christmas must know: you too will be held to account," Obama said.
    on Jan 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Guardian

  2. "Yesterday, Senator Ted Stevens was found guilty of corruption," McCain said in a statement. "It is a sign of the health of our democracy that the people continue to hold their representatives to account for improper or illegal conduct, but...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Christian Science Monitor

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