(noun.) the quality of taking advantage; 'she turned her writing skills to good account'.
(noun.) importance or value; 'a person of considerable account'; 'he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance'.
(noun.) a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; 'they send me an accounting every month'.
(noun.) a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; 'he asked to see the executive who handled his account'.
(verb.) furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; 'I can't account for the missing money'.
(verb.) keep an account of.
(verb.) be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something; 'Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam'.
(n.) A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.
(n.) A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
(n.) An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
(n.) Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
(v. t.) To reckon; to compute; to count.
(v. t.) To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to.
(v. t.) To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
(v. t.) To recount; to relate.
(v. i.) To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
(v. i.) To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
(v. i.) To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
n. . Record, register, inventory, score.. Bill, charge, registry of debt and credit.. Beckoning, computation, calculation, enumeration, tale, count.. Description, statement, narration, recital, rehearsal, relation, narrative, chronicle, history, delineation, representation, portrayal, detail, word, tidings, report.. Consideration, regard, motive, reason, ground, sake.. Consequence, importance, worth, distinction, dignity, repute, reputation, note.. Profit, advantage, benefit.
v. a. Esteem, regard, deem, think, hold, consider, view, reckon, rate, estimate, look upon.
v. n. . Render an account, answer in judgment.. Explain, give a reason, show the reason, render a reason, assign the cause, make explanation.
SYN:Deem, esteem, consider, regard, hold, judge, rate, estimate, value, reckon,explain, solve
ANT:Disesteem, misestimate, mystify, understate, undervalue, perplex, darken
SYN:Narration, report, rehearsal, story, statement, narrative, recital, relation,description, motive, value, importance, advantage, ground, reason, profit
ANT:Silence, suppression, project, misannouncement, of_no_account, attempt,without_value, deed, project
v.t. to reckon: to judge value.—v.i. (with for) to give a reason: to give an account of money held in trust.—n. a counting: statement: value: sake: a reckoning as to money as in phrases like 'to render an account ' 'to settle an account ' 'to square accounts' with any one &c.—adj. Account′able liable to account responsible (for of the thing; to of the person).—ns. Account′ableness Accountabil′ity liability to give account responsibility to fulfil obligations.—adv. Account′ably.—ns. Account′ancy the office or work of an accountant; Account′ant one who keeps or is skilled in accounts; Account′antship the employment of an accountant; Account′-book a book in which accounts are kept.—Account current or open account a course of business dealings still going on between two persons or a person and a bank.—For account of on behalf of; For the account for settlement on the regular fortnightly or monthly settling-day instead of for cash (of sales on the Stock Exchange).—In account with in business relations requiring the keeping of an account with some one.—On or To account an instalment or interim payment.—To make account of to set value upon; To take into account to take into consideration; To take no account of to overlook.
To dream of having accounts presented to you for payment, you will be in a dangerous position. You may have recourse to law to disentangle yourself. If you pay the accounts, you will soon effect a compromise in some serious dispute. To hold accounts against others, foretells that disagreeable contingencies will arise in your business, marring the smoothness of its management. For a young woman book-keeper to dream of footing up accounts, denotes that she will have trouble in business, and in her love affairs; but some worthy person will persuade her to account for his happiness. She will be much respected by her present employers.
- Not but what myself and Micawber have our hands pretty full, in general, on account of Mr. Wickfield's being hardly fit for any occupation, sir. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- On account of your approaching marriage with her? 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Well, sir, not of much account; but three of them have gone lame, sir. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Murder by a Madman, and the contents of the paper showed that Mr. Horace Harker had got his account into print after all. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- It is necessary that this drawing be made in four operations; the first and second are particularly interesting, on account of their depths, which are 5-1/2 and 9-3/16 inches, respectively. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- One was the fact that his father should, according to his account, cry 'Cooee! 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- Not on no account,' replied Sam. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The same theory accounts for the esteem and regard we pay to men of extraordinary parts and abilities. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- This bank was more liberal than any other had ever been, both in granting cash-accounts, and in discounting bills of exchange. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Legree had been casting up accounts and reading newspapers for some hours, while Cassy sat in the corner; sullenly looking into the fire. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- We have been made quite uneasy by the poor accounts we have had of her state, lately, I do assure you. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- This accounts for the phenomenon of the weaker of the two usually having a bundle of firewood thrust between its jaws in hot weather. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- On all accounts, I am sure. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- As regards its quantity and quality, the accounts are most encouraging. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Granting that to be the right reading of the riddle, it accounted, perhaps, for her flighty, self-conceited manner when she passed me in the hall. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- If I inflicted this shock upon him to-morrow morning, how could the immediate change in him be accounted for? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Now it is accounted for: the secret I discovered in your mother. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- The housekeeper was now the only person who remained to be accounted for. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- The suddenness of the effect can be accounted for only by a cause which can operate suddenly, the accidental variations of the seasons. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- For this reason the present phaenomenon will be sufficiently accounted for, in explaining that passion. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- It should be by day in outstep, ill-accounted places like this! 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- But there is no accounting for these things. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- In the end, however, the complainant had nothing to show for all his struggle, as the master who made the accounting set the damages at one dollar! 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Polly and I were clinging to that hypothesis as the most lenient way of accounting for your eccentricity. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Besides accounting for old experimental results it suggests new lines of work and even enables one to predict the outcome of further investigation. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Without accounting for transport. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- There--I have saved you the trouble of accounting for it; and really, all things considered, I begin to think it perfectly reasonable. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- I know a gentleman who was fond of accounting for everything in a philosophical way. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.