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(n.) Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.


(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 reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.


(n.) An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.


(n.) A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.


(v. t.) To reckon; to compute; to count.


(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.) A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.


(v. t.) To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; - with to.


(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.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Account'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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