What is account?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on account, accounts:

... Non-fiction (or nonfiction) is the form of any narrative, account, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are understood to be factual ... 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 accounts believe them to be truthful at the time of their composition or ... and film can also purport to present a factual account of a subject ...
Mary, Crown Princess Of Denmark - Career
... 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 ...
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 ... 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 synoptic Gospels ...
Fiserv - Areas of Business
... company 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 ...
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 were as a Cat's and in them were three pieces of the ...

More definitions of "account":

  • (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
  • (verb): To give an account or representation of in words.
    Synonyms: report, describe
  • (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
  • (verb): Keep an account of.
    Synonyms: calculate
  • (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"
  • (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 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): The quality of taking advantage.
    Example: "She turned her writing skills to good account"
  • (noun): The act of informing by verbal report.
    Synonyms: report
  • (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): Furnish a justifying analysis or explanation.
    Example: "I can't account for the missing money"
    Synonyms: answer for

Famous quotes containing the word account:

    Ireland still remains the Holy Isle whose aspirations must on no account be mixed with the profane class-struggles of the rest of the sinful world ... the Irish peasant must not on any account know that the Socialist workers are his sole allies in Europe.
    Friedrich Engels (1820–1895)

    Classic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. ROLLING IN THE MUCK IS NOT THE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLEAN.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    How then can we account for the persistence of the myth that inside the empty nest lives a shattered and depressed shell of a woman—a woman in constant pain because her children no longer live under her roof? Is it possible that a notion so pervasive is, in fact, just a myth?
    Lillian Breslow Rubin (20th century)