1 A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. A beggarly account of empty boxes. Shak.
2 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.
3 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.
4 A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle. “A laudable account of the city of London.” Howell.
5 A statement and explanation or vindication of one’s conduct with reference to judgment thereon. Give an account of thy stewardship. Luke xvi. 2.
6 An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. “To stand high in your account.” Shak.
7 Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit. “Men of account.” Pope. “To turn to account.” Shak. Account current, a running or continued account between two or more parties, or a statement of the particulars of such an account.
1 To reckon; to compute; to count. [Obs.] The motion of . . . the sun whereby years are accounted. Sir T. Browne.
2 To place to one’s account; to put to the credit of; to assign; — with to. [R.] Clarendon.
3 To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem. Accounting that God was able to raise him up. Heb. xi. 19.
4 To recount; to relate. [Obs.] Chaucer.
1 To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
2 To render an account; to answer in judgment; — with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
3 To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; – – with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty. To account of, to esteem; to prize; to value. Now used only in the passive. “I account of her beauty.” Shak. Newer was preaching more accounted of than in the sixteenth century. Canon Robinson.