• (noun): A record or narrative description of past events.
    Example: "He gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"
    Synonyms: history, chronicle, story
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on account:

Doubting Thomas - Origin
... The term is based on the Biblical account of Thomas the Apostle, a disciple of Jesus who doubted Jesus' resurrection and demanded to feel Jesus' wounds before being convinced (Joh ... The Biblical account then reports that Jesus said, "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." This account of Thomas does not appear in the three ...
Mary Toft - Account
... others are angry at the Account, and say, that if it be a Fact, a Veil should be drawn over it, as an Imperfection in human Nature ... According to a contemporary account of 9 November, over the next few days he delivered "three legs of a Cat of a Tabby Colour, and one leg of a Rabbet the guts ...
Mary, Crown Princess Of Denmark - Career
... and communications with the Melbourne office of DDB Needham, taking a position of account executive ... Mary was employed by Mojo Partners as an account manager ... In Edinburgh, she worked for three months as an account manager with Rapp Collins Worldwide then, in early 1999, she was appointed as an account director with the international advertising agency Young ...
... (or nonfiction) is the form of any narrative, account, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are understood to be factual ... may be accurate or not—that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question—however, it is generally assumed that authors of such ... and film can also purport to present a factual account of a subject ...
Fiserv - Areas of Business
... profile for Fiserv, Fiserv provides products and services within these areas Account Processing Systems Electronic Payments Processing Products and Services (Including, but not limited to, electronic bill ...

More definitions of "account":

  • (noun): The act of informing by verbal report.
    Synonyms: report
  • (noun): An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered.
    Example: "Send me an account of what I owe"
    Synonyms: bill, invoice
  • (noun): The quality of taking advantage.
    Example: "She turned her writing skills to good account"
  • (noun): Importance or value.
    Example: "A person of considerable account"; "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
  • (verb): Keep an account of.
    Synonyms: calculate
  • (verb): Furnish a justifying analysis or explanation.
    Example: "I can't account for the missing money"
    Synonyms: answer for
  • (noun): A short account of the news.
    Example: "The account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
    Synonyms: report, news report, story, write up
  • (noun): A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc..
    Example: "I expected a brief account"
    Synonyms: explanation
  • (noun): A formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services.
    Example: "He asked to see the executive who handled his account"
    Synonyms: business relationship
  • (noun): Grounds.
    Example: "Don't do it on my account"; "the paper was rejected on account of its length"
    Synonyms: score
  • (verb): Be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something.
    Example: "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"
  • (verb): To give an account or representation of in words.
    Synonyms: report, describe

Famous quotes containing the word account:

    I never could get on with representative individuals—but people who existed on their own account and with whom it might therefore be possible to be friends.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)

    I have, indeed, even omitted facts, which, on account of their singularity, must in the eyes of some have appeared to border on the marvelous. But in the forests of South America such extraordinary realities are to be found, that there is assuredly no need to have recourse to fiction or the least exaggeration.
    —J.G. (John Gabriel)

    Then he looked up at his disciples and said: Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
    Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled.
    Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
    Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 6:20-22.