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account

 
Noun account has 10 senses
  1. account, business relationship - 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"
    --1 is a kind of relationship
    --1 has particulars: brokerage account; bank account; short account
  2. report, account - the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
    --2 is a kind of informing, making known
    --2 has particulars:
     summarization, summarisation; indirect discourse; direct discourse, direct quotation; megillah; debriefing; anecdote; narration, recital, yarn; gossip, comment, scuttlebutt
  3. history, account, chronicle, story - a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
    --3 is a kind of record
    --3 has particulars:
     ancient history; etymology; case history; historical document, historical paper, historical record; annals, chronological record; biography, life, life story, life history; recital
  4. report, news report, story, account, write up - a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
    --4 is a kind of news
    --4 has particulars:
     newsletter, newssheet; bulletin; dispatch, despatch, communique; exclusive, scoop
  5. account, accounting, account statement - a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; "they send me an accounting every month"
    --5 is a kind of statement, financial statement
    --5 has parts: balance
    --5 has particulars:
     capital account; capital account; profit and loss, profit and loss account; suspense account; expense account, travel and entertainment account
  6. explanation, account - a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account"
    --6 is a kind of statement
    --6 has parts: explicandum, explanandum; explanans
    --6 has particulars:
     simplification; accounting; reason; justification; exposition; explication; gloss, rubric; deriving, derivation, etymologizing; definition; interpretation; walk-through
    Derived forms: verb account3, verb account4
  7. bill, account, invoice - an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"
    --7 is a kind of statement, financial statement
    --7 has particulars:
     electric bill; hotel bill; medical bill, doctor's bill; phone bill, telephone bill; reckoning, tally; tax bill; check, chit, tab
    Derived form: verb account2
  8. score, account - grounds; "don't do it on my account"; "the paper was rejected on account of its length"; "he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful"
    --8 is a kind of reason, ground
  9. account - importance or value; "a person of considerable account"; "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
    --9 is a kind of
    importance
  10. account - the quality of taking advantage; "she turned her writing skills to good account"
    --10 is a kind of
    profit, gain
Verb account has 4 senses
  1. account - 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"
    --1 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. account, calculate - keep an account of
    Derived forms: noun account7, noun accountant1, noun accounting4, noun accounting5, noun accounting2, noun accounting3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. report, describe, account - to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
    --3 is one way to inform
    Derived form: noun account6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s PP
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. account, answer for - furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money"
    --4 is one way to declare
    Derived form: noun account6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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