noun importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
2. account ·noun an estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
3. account ·vt to recount; to relate.
4. account ·vt to value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
5. account ·noun a statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
6. account ·vt to place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign;
7. account ·vt to reckon; to compute; to count.
8. account ·noun a reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the julian account of time.
9. account ·vi to render an account; to answer in judgment;
with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
10. account ·vi to render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
11. account ·vi to give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain;
with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
12. account ·noun a statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.
13. account ·noun 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.
14. account ·noun 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.