HyperDic: account

English > 14 senses of the word account:
NOUNcommunicationaccount, history, chronicle, storya record or narrative description of past events
communicationaccount, report, news report, story, write upa short / short account of the news
stateaccount, business relationshipa formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
communicationaccount, explanationa statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
motiveaccount, scoregrounds
attributeaccountimportance or value
possessionaccount, accounting, account statementa statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
communicationaccount, reportthe act of informing by verbal / verbal / verbal report
communicationaccount, bill, invoicean itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
attributeaccountthe quality of taking advantage
VERBstativeaccountbe the sole or primary factor / factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
possessionaccount, calculatekeep an account of
communicationaccount, report, describeto give an account or representation of in words
communicationaccount, answer forfurnish a justifying analysis or explanation
account > pronunciation
Soundsahkaw'nt
Rhymesamount ... viscount: 14 rhymes with awnt...
English > account: 14 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA record or narrative description of past events.
Example "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"
Synonymshistory, chronicle, story
CategoryhistoryThe discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
Narrowerancient historyA history of the ancient world
annals, chronological recordA chronological account of events in successive years
biography, life, life story, life historyAn account of the series of events making up a person's life
case historyDetailed record of the background of a person or group under study or treatment
etymologyA history of a word
historical document, historical paper, historical recordwriting having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)
recitalA detailed account or description of something
BroaderrecordAnything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
Spanishcrónica, historial, historia
Catalancrónica, crònica, historial, història
English > account: 14 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA short / short account of the news.
Example "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
Synonymsreport, news report, story, write up
NarrowerbulletinA brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)
dispatch, despatch, communiqueAn official report (usually sent in haste)
exclusive, scoopA news report that is reported first by one news organization
newsletter, newssheetReport or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group
urban legendA story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false
BroadernewsInformation reported in a newspaper or news magazine
Spanishartículo, crónica, historia, informe, relación, relato, reportaje
Catalanarticle, crònica, història, informe, relació, relat, reportatge
English > account: 14 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA 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"
Synonymbusiness relationship
Narrowerbank accountA fund that a customer has entrusted to a bank and from which the customer can make withdrawals
brokerage accountA fund that a customer has entrusted to a securities brokerage
short accountA brokerage account of someone who sells short (sells securities he does not own)
BroaderrelationshipA state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
Spanishcontabilidad, cuenta
Catalancomptabilitat, compte
English > account: 14 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc..
Example "I expected a brief account"
Synonymexplanation
Partsexplanans(logic) statements that explain the explicandum
explicandum, explanandum(logic) a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained
NarroweraccountingA convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
definitionA concise explanation of the meaning / meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
deriving, derivation, etymologizing(historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
explicationA detailed explanation of the meaning / meaning of something
expositionAn account that sets forth the meaning / meaning or intent of a writing or discourse
gloss, rubricAn explanation or definition of an obscure / obscure word in a text
interpretationAn explanation that results from interpreting something
justificationA statement in explanation of some action or belief
reasonAn explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
simplificationAn explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity
walk-throughA thorough explanation (usually accompanied by a demonstration) of each step in a procedure or process
BroaderstatementA message that is stated or declared
Spanishexplicación
Catalanexplicació
Verbsaccountfurnish a justifying analysis or explanation
accountto give an account or representation of in words
English > account: 14 senses > noun 5, motive
Meaninggrounds.
Examples
  • "don't do it on my account"
  • "the paper was rejected on account of its length"
Synonymscore
Broaderreason, groundA rational motive for a belief or action
Spanishcausa
English > account: 14 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningImportance or value.
Examples
  • "a person of considerable account"
  • "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
BroaderimportanceThe quality of being important and worthy of note
English > account: 14 senses > noun 7, possession
MeaningA statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance.
Example"they send me an accounting every month"
Synonymsaccounting, account statement
Partsbalanceequality between the totals / totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
Narrowercapital account(finance) an account of the net value of a business at a specified date
capital account(economics) that part of the balance of payments recording a nation's outflow and inflow of financial securities
expense account, travel and entertainment accountAn account to which salespersons or executives can charge travel and entertainment expenses
profit and loss, profit and loss accountAn account compiled at the end of an accounting period to show gross and net profit or loss
suspense accountAn account used temporarily to carry doubtful receipts and disbursements or discrepancies pending their analysis and permanent classification
Broaderstatement, financial statementA document showing credits and debits
Spanishcontabilidad, cuenta
English > account: 14 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningThe act of informing by verbal / verbal / verbal report.
Example "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
Synonymreport
Narroweranecdoteshort / short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
debriefingReport of a mission or task
direct discourse, direct quotationA report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g., "he said 'I am a fool'")
gossip, comment, scuttlebuttA report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
indirect discourseA report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g., "he said 'I am a fool' would be modified to 'he said he is a fool'")
megillah(Yiddish) a long boring tediously detailed account
narration, recital, yarnThe act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
summarization, summarisationThe act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof)
Broaderinforming, making knownA speech act that conveys information
Spanishinforme, referencia, relación
Catalaninforme, relació, relat
English > account: 14 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningAn itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered.
Example "send me an account of what I owe"
Synonymsbill, invoice
Narrowercheck, chit, tabThe bill in a restaurant
electric billA bill for money owed for electricity used
hotel billstatement of charges for staying in a hotel
medical bill, doctor's billstatement of charges for medical services
phone bill, telephone billstatement of charges for telephone service
reckoning, tallyA bill for an amount due
tax billmoney owed for taxes
Broaderstatement, financial statementA document showing credits and debits
Spanishalbarán, cuenta, factura, recibo
Catalanalbarà, factura
Verbsaccountkeep an account of
English > account: 14 senses > noun 10, attribute
MeaningThe quality of taking advantage.
Example"she turned her writing skills to good account"
Broaderprofit, gainThe advantageous quality of being beneficial
English > account: 14 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe the sole or primary factor / factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > account: 14 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningKeep an account of.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymcalculate
Narrowerbalancecompute credits and debits of an account
charge, billdemand payment
compoundcalculate principal and interest
credit(accounting) enter as credit
debitEnter as debit
overbalanceCause to be off balance
Spanishcalcular, contar
Catalancalcular, gestionar, portar els comptes
Nounsaccountan itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
accountantsomeone who maintains and audits business accounts
accountingthe occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
accountinga system that provides quantitative information about finances
accountinga statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
accountinga bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business
English > account: 14 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningTo give an account or representation of in words.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsreport, describe
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishdar parte, denunciar, describir, informar, relatar, reportar, señalar
Catalanassenyalar, denunciar, descriure, informar, relatar, reportar
Nounsaccounta statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
English > account: 14 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningFurnish a justifying analysis or explanation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I can't account for the missing money"
Synonymanswer for
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishjustificar, responder
Adjectivesaccountableliable to account for one's actions
Nounsaccounta statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

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