Meaning of ACCOUNT in English

ACCOUNT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a balanced view/account

a balanced account of what happened

a bank account

How much do you have in your bank account at the moment?

a comprehensive account/report

He wrote a fairly comprehensive account of the islands at that time.

a law/accounting/advertising etc firm

She was offered a job with a law firm.

accounts receivable (= sales that have been made but not yet paid for )

the company’s accounts receivable

bank account

I’d like to open a bank account .

charge account

checking account

competing accounts

Several people gave competing accounts of the accident.

conflicting reports/accounts

When questioned, the boys gave conflicting accounts of what they were doing that night.

creative accounting

credible explanation/story/account etc

He was unable to give a credible explanation for his behaviour.

Her excuse was barely credible.

credit account

current account

deposit account

detailed description/account/analysis etc

a detailed study of crime in Seattle

expense account

I have an expense account and spend about £10,000 a year on entertaining.

exports account for sth (= form a particular part of a total )

Exports currently account for 37% of sales.

eyewitness account/report/testimony

According to eyewitness accounts, soldiers opened fire on the crowd.

give an account/description

He gave a disturbing account of the murder.

moving account/story etc

a moving account of his childhood in Ireland

open a bank account

I’d like to open a bank account .

profit and loss account

savings account

second-hand reports/accounts

second-hand accounts of mass killings

take certain factors into account (= to consider factors when making a decision )

You should take all these factors into account.

the accountancy/accounting profession

Many economics graduates enter the accountancy profession.

there’s no accounting for taste (= used humorously to say that you do not understand why someone likes something )

verbatim account/quote/report etc

a verbatim account of our conversation

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

current

Stripped to its basics, this is a current account with the mortgage bolted on as a huge overdraft.

Therefore it can either be seen as Susan's capital or as a current account balance due to Susan.

Reports 1 Treasurer Current account £338.90.

The organisation was set up to deal with balance of payments and current account problems, when countries go heavily into debt.

Investment account £4335.70, current account £374.09.

The most familiar form of sight deposit are current accounts at banks.

A recent development with current accounts has been the introduction of debit cards.

detailed

No attempt will be made to give a detailed account and appraisal of logic here.

We know which those passages were from detailed accounts of the Council events.

C, D and E all use a detailed account of the fighting under Æthelred apparently composed between 1016 and 1023.

The goal of this project is to develop a detailed account of how anaphors are interpreted.

A more detailed account of the methods used to implement the Survey is given in the Appendix.

Write a detailed account of what happened during that period of the activity.

Betts and Hargrave give a detailed account of what has been achieved in one county.

We wanted both detailed accounts and subjective interpretations, and we were given both.

full

This opportunity to file or publish modified accounts does not limit the requirement to prepare full accounts for the shareholders.

But a fuller account for whom?

But a full account will need to supplement the Woolf diagnosis, as we shall see.

Efficiency should mean taking into full account the quality of services, including their ability to develop in response to unmet needs.

And Caroline Strong gives a full account of the innocence and sadness of a loser who eventually wins.

Again, no full account of a formation can be given without attending to individual differences inside it.

The full legendary account of the battle is as follows.

Above £25,000, full accounts will be required.

■ NOUN

bank

Now the payments will go into the Universal Bank accounts , but can be collected over the counter at post offices.

Intensive searches failed to find any sign of her, and her bank accounts and credit cards became inactive.

Hidden charges on bank accounts are not helpful to anyone trying to see what is happening to their money.

Now you too may be able to afford a status symbol formerly reserved to the rich: no bank account .

She also wanted to retain her own surname, separate bank accounts and tax returns.

And those with bank accounts are more likely than others - though not exclusively - to get bank loans.

Bankrupts are not allowed to open new bank accounts , though they you may have building society accounts.

Our rent, in pounds sterling, was to be sent monthly to Mrs Puri's bank account in deepest Ludhiana.

deficit

Second, it attracts hot money into the country to finance the current account deficit because investors perceive no currency risk.

For a current account deficit on the balance of payments reflects a shortage of national savings, in relation to investment.

The truth of the matter is that the current account deficit is a touchstone for the success of the Thatcher revolution.

Mr Lawson is in danger of striking the market as complacent about the current account deficit .

The current account deficit has steadily expanded since August, when it narrowed to A $ 1. 4 billion.

deposit

The simplest option is to build up a lump sum in an ordinary deposit account .

During the retention period the money should be held in a deposit account .

The Toisa offered by Bristol &038; West is a guaranteed equity bond rather than a deposit account .

Rates on the London Deposit account are unchanged.

She made a mental note to rifle her deposit account to buy a new one.

If this is between one and four years he suggested the safest route is a simple building society deposit account .

This can be done, for example, if the company acquires a source of income, such as opening a bank deposit account .

He also opened a gold deposit account and at one stage paid in a lot of money.

expense

The benefits considered least important were the amount of holiday and an expense account .

See if you can put it on an expense account .

So they can come with time off work and probably on an expense account , even to a far-flung location.

Things have also changed for the employee who receives an expense account .

Well, it's all on the expense account: insurance.

They will hit the top earner, the energy-guzzler, the expense account holder, harder than anyone.

You gain a whole new sense of financial responsibility the moment you leave the corporate expense account behind.

loss

Any loss arising should be charged in the profit and loss account .

How do debtors affect the profit and loss account ?

The directors recommend that £9,239,000 be transferred to the profit and loss account as set out in note 19 on page 41.

The minority interest charge in the consolidated profit and loss account was £184,000.

It provides insights into the purposes of balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and methods of costing projects and production.

Typically an Information memorandum would include three years historic profit and loss accounts and balance sheets.

Are losses being taken and shown on the profit and loss account or balance sheet?

Based upon your decisions, draw up a profit and loss account for 1990 using the information above.

number

Within that you can then write what may be a third party account number .

Once the software is loaded and the user sends his or her bank account number , writing checks takes only seconds.

In his head was the account number at the Credit Bank of Zurich.

After purchasing a card from a vendor or through the mail, customers scratch off the surface to reveal their account number .

Members may not put a second account number on a card.

Your overseas customer will need to provide the bank which is sending the payment with details of your branch and account number .

The easiest way to find the record you want is to identify each record with a number , like an account number.

Each officer had an account number which could be used in any of the firm's branches.

■ VERB

detail

But a rapid overview is in order, to make the detailed account easier to follow.

Persons interested in becoming financial managers should enjoy working independently, dealing with people, and analyzing detailed account information.

Lastly John, the longest and most detailed account of all.

Peter listened intently as Manion gave him a detailed account of the conversation.

Up to this point, Garland has written a taut, finely detailed account of his wanderers.

In addition, anyone injured on the job must submit a much more detailed account of the accident than was previously required.

fail

It also fails to take into account the fact that a large number of men were familiar with court proceedings.

Of course, if all efforts fail and the account can not pay, then goodwill is not particularly important.

Nor was there any evidence that the inspector had failed to take account of the likely costs of compliance.

In particular, it fails to take account of its cross-equation restrictions.

The argument is nonsense because it fails to take into account the way women are treated as a matter of course.

It fails to take account of the diminishing force of the Liberal Party.

give

Alas, there is no space to give a proper account of the thoughts of these great minds.

It gives a better account of all the relevant facts, and is thus the preferable hypothesis.

Hume gives an elaborate account of the psychology of moral feeling.

Or that a reporter gave a flagrantly biased account ?

Both newspapers gave fairly accurate accounts of what had happened the night before last.

Court documents give this account: The day after the shootings, Osborn met Blums in a park.

Lakatos gives a fairly detailed account of Bohr's theory of the atom as another convincing example.

That is, he can attribute beliefs, desires, intentions, and so forth in giving a simpler account of a complex matter.

open

To open an account , children need just £1.

Everyone who could simply had to open a checking account and a savings account.

Only £1 is needed to open an account .

Our friend Joan strolls into the bank and plops down $ 100 to open an account .

The band will need to open a bank account , if they haven't done so already.

All you need to open the account is £1 and every six months interest is added to your account.

She taught People how to use public transportation, how to open a bank account and other practical skills.

pay

It cut the deposit rate it pays on large fixed accounts while concurrently increasing the rates it pays on smaller accounts.

In many cases, higher rates apply for those holders who do not pay their accounts by direct debit.

It cut the deposit rate it pays on large fixed accounts while concurrently increasing the rates it pays on smaller accounts.

Be reasoned Give your debtor a better reason for paying his account than for not paying it, such as: 1.

We pay all our accounts at the end of the month.

Finally comes settlement, but don't count on this to pay your accounts at the end of the month.

The bank dropped the interest paid on its current account from 4.88 per cent to 4.59 per cent.

present

The author has presented a most readable account which is both educational and entertaining, and in places exciting.

Instead they present a systematic account of just where Freudian theory fails.

In this chapter I want to present some personal accounts by women criminals.

For this reason we will present a narrative account of ten consecutive one-century runs, just as they came off the computer.

As a consequence, a large cheque which was presented against my account was returned unpaid.

Books which present a fair account of corruption have a defence denied to glossy propaganda.

Management will therefore need to be able to have sufficient information to present an accurate account to the media.

The drawback with equal partial allocation is that it presents a rather arbitrary account of events.

provide

In Britain two examples of cohort studies provide descriptive accounts of patterns of infant care in urban communities.

The remarks in this section only sketch out a province for which a proper theory of discourse deixis might provide an account .

Senior Labor politician Tony Benn has been publishing diary installments for decades, providing a vivid account of Parliament.

In addition, the model provides no account of how pronounceable non-words are read aloud, nor of how context influences word identification.

First, they provide financing of accounts receivable for borrowing firms.

Patsy Stoneman provides a brilliant intertextual account of Wuthering Heights.

The fact that it aims to provide a systematic account of time use is what distinguishes it from the literary diary.

settle

Schellenberg settled the account and they went outside.

It will be an uneasy settling of accounts .

The line through 501 indicates that Mr R. James departed after lunch settling his account of £80.15 by Access credit card.

I merely called to settle Elise's account .

A note on discount Cash discounts A supplier may offer a cash discount to a retailer who settles his account promptly.

Anyone settling their account within twelve months had half the commission returned.

take

Existing models of global warming have not taken this into account , according to Cox.

This Spotlight describes the process of tapping into parents' views and of taking account of these.

But this doesn't take into account the capital equipment you need if you're to be self-sufficient.

The average Westerner fails to take into account the fact that there are so many weak points on the human body.

One of the difficulties facing archives is the need to take account of the diverse needs of different users.

All of which needs to be taken into account when assessing my brilliance that summer.

He knocked one year off a full 10-year term to take account of the strain on Christie of a second hearing.

write

David Thomas is writing an account of the activities of the Gulbenkian Foundation's social welfare programme between 1964 and 1990.

Several pioneering journalists had taken this step and then paid the bill by writing self-congratulatory accounts of their daring.

Perhaps some one should write her account: yes, why not reconstruct Louise Colet's Version?

There is no written account of the intentions of a carver or painter of the ancient Black Virgins.

After all, it's difficult for anyone to write a clear account of an incident that is traumatic and embarrassing.

Bearing in mind what you know about them now, write a brief account of your first meeting.

Stirling wrote his account of the affair and a refutation which was published in the regimental journal.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a blow-by-blow account/description etc

charge sth to sb's account/room etc

close an account

first-hand experience/knowledge/account etc

And now I know from first-hand experience it's the wrong approach.

At one time, physical presence was a prerequisite for first-hand experience.

Besides, the people of Waterloo had first-hand knowledge of the advantages of public ownership.

International research tends to involve analyzing international data, rather than acquiring first-hand knowledge about international operations in other countries.

It reflects, often, a first-hand experience of the events it describes.

Millions of people across the world have first-hand experience of what it can do.

Their testimony on it represents crucial, first-hand experience of which those planning for the hospital-based sector must take significant account.

This understanding needs to be informed, up-to-date and backed by first-hand experience, not based on hearsay or second-hand impressions.

glowing report/account/description etc

I had had nothing but glowing reports from her teacher.

In return for this hospitality, all they have to do is write a glowing report of their experience.

Most performers can read ten glowing reports and one bad, and only remember the nasty one.

Our son's achievement level soared and at the end of the school year he received a glowing report from his teachers.

These pretentious phrases and glowing descriptions also have a resonance for our time.

These proved very successful and a glowing report came from the Establishment.

keep a record/account/diary etc

A relaxed regime of visiting the lavatory after each main meal and at bedtime is established with the parents keeping a record.

Each day we are to keep a diary.

I must keep records that prove I do all this.

One research team keeps a record of which computers are attached to the network at any time.

Only one in five departments is believed to keep a record of abuse of adults or the elderly.

There was a chart on the wall that gave some measure of this by keeping a record of math and spelling grades.

Tish intends to do some drawing, but is too intent on keeping a diary.

open an account

A similar procedure is followed for all other open accounts.

Instead, they buy these items on open account from their suppliers on whatever credit terms are available.

Now such sales are on open account and paid mainly by cheque.

Only £1 is needed to open an account.

Only those people who live near by are allowed to open accounts.

Our friend Joan strolls into the bank and plops down $ 100 to open an account.

Roosevelt Principal Mike Price opened an account, and the checks went directly to the bank.

To open an account, children need just £1.

settle a score/account

Boudjema believes that the opposition parties are settling a score with the Socialist government and using the schoolgirls as a scapegoat.

Schiavo certainly deserves no credit for scaring people needlessly just to settle a score.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Her account of the events of that day was wildly different from the first witness's.

I'd like to deposit this check into my account .

In the magazine, Cook gives a colorful account of his first meeting with Hamilton.

Pheifer manages several accounts for the ad agency.

So far no linguist has given us a satisfactory account of how children learn language.

The newspaper printed a detailed account of the trial.

There were several different accounts of the story in the newspapers.

We charged the sofa to our Macy's account .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Cureton has provided a theoretical account of our intuitions about rhythm.

Elephants, by all accounts, were pretty strong too.

It seeks to take account of the facts.

Mere discriminations on account of race or color were not regarded as badges of slavery.

Senior Labor politician Tony Benn has been publishing diary installments for decades, providing a vivid account of Parliament.

Surkov had repeated for my benefit his account of the submarine commander, poised to unleash destruction on London.

The others had nasty accounts of their interviews.

This natural sequence of events is frequently obscured when the condition is treated without taking the constitution into account .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

for

That leaves the other click to be accounted for .

How should the agreement be accounted for in the pension scheme accounts?

Money was being spent, but money could be accounted for .

There will also be an increase in the proportion of total energy demand accounted for by coal.

Now notions in this sense have, of course, always been accounted for in conventional syllabus design.

Meanwhile two members of Swift's crew had also jumped on board to ensure that all persons on the vessel were accounted for .

This difference is accounted for by the younger average age of the snowball sample.

For older men it accounts for between 20 - 40 percent of cancer deaths.

■ NOUN

difference

It is the mobility of dislocations which accounts for the mechanical differences between metals and non-metals.

Even the lag in educational attainment that continued to mount from the late 1970s did not account for the differences .

The variation here is accounted for by the differences in the very small number of entrants gaining firsts.

Chapter 4 will examine some of the factors that might account for differences in the political beliefs of individuals within a society.

Do the major social divisions of class, gender and ethnicity really account for the differences ?

What best accounts for this difference ?

There are clearly a large number of factors which could account for this difference .

What accounts for the difference in adoption of adjustments from place to place and time to time? 5.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a blow-by-blow account/description etc

first-hand experience/knowledge/account etc

And now I know from first-hand experience it's the wrong approach.

At one time, physical presence was a prerequisite for first-hand experience.

Besides, the people of Waterloo had first-hand knowledge of the advantages of public ownership.

International research tends to involve analyzing international data, rather than acquiring first-hand knowledge about international operations in other countries.

It reflects, often, a first-hand experience of the events it describes.

Millions of people across the world have first-hand experience of what it can do.

Their testimony on it represents crucial, first-hand experience of which those planning for the hospital-based sector must take significant account.

This understanding needs to be informed, up-to-date and backed by first-hand experience, not based on hearsay or second-hand impressions.

glowing report/account/description etc

I had had nothing but glowing reports from her teacher.

In return for this hospitality, all they have to do is write a glowing report of their experience.

Most performers can read ten glowing reports and one bad, and only remember the nasty one.

Our son's achievement level soared and at the end of the school year he received a glowing report from his teachers.

These pretentious phrases and glowing descriptions also have a resonance for our time.

These proved very successful and a glowing report came from the Establishment.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

It is often the negative power I perceive within myself that is so difficult to account for, or control.

It reported that drivers' spinning of the radio dial accounted for far more crashes.

So what accounts for the enduring appeal of wild animal patterns?

The gender split has also narrowed, with females accounting for 46 per cent of Internet users.

The limestone was deposited in very quiet water conditions, which accounts for the preservation of this delicate little fossil.

The new approach attempts to account for non-value-added costs separate from value-added costs.

Unless very few ladies account for most male conquests, that suggests we all bend the truth.

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