What is account?

  • (noun): The act of informing by verbal report.
    Synonyms: report
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on account, accounts:

... (or nonfiction) is the form of any narrative, account, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are understood to be factual ... may be accurate or not—that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question—however, it is generally assumed that authors of such accounts believe them to be ... and film can also purport to present a factual account of a subject ...
Doubting Thomas - Origin
... The term is based on the Biblical account of Thomas the Apostle, a disciple of Jesus who doubted Jesus' resurrection and demanded to feel Jesus' wounds before being convinced (John 2024-29) ... The Biblical account then reports that Jesus said, "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." This account of Thomas does not appear in the three synoptic Gospels ...
Fiserv - Areas of Business
... profile for Fiserv, Fiserv provides products and services within these areas Account Processing Systems Electronic Payments Processing Products and Services (Including, but not ...
Mary Toft - Account
... others are angry at the Account, and say, that if it be a Fact, a Veil should be drawn over it, as an Imperfection in human Nature ... According to a contemporary account of 9 November, over the next few days he delivered "three legs of a Cat of a Tabby Colour, and one leg of a Rabbet the guts were as a Cat's and in them were three pieces ...
Mary, Crown Princess Of Denmark - Career
... the Melbourne office of DDB Needham, taking a position of account executive ... In 1996, Mary was employed by Mojo Partners as an account manager ... Australian agency, Love Branding, working for a short time as the company's first account director ...

More definitions of "account":

  • (verb): Be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something.
    Example: "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"
  • (verb): Keep an account of.
    Synonyms: calculate
  • (noun): A record or narrative description of past events.
    Example: "He gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"
    Synonyms: history, chronicle, story
  • (noun): Importance or value.
    Example: "A person of considerable account"; "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
  • (verb): Furnish a justifying analysis or explanation.
    Example: "I can't account for the missing money"
    Synonyms: answer for
  • (noun): A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc..
    Example: "I expected a brief account"
    Synonyms: explanation
  • (noun): A short account of the news.
    Example: "The account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
    Synonyms: report, news report, story, write up
  • (noun): Grounds.
    Example: "Don't do it on my account"; "the paper was rejected on account of its length"
    Synonyms: score
  • (noun): The quality of taking advantage.
    Example: "She turned her writing skills to good account"
  • (verb): To give an account or representation of in words.
    Synonyms: report, describe
  • (noun): An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered.
    Example: "Send me an account of what I owe"
    Synonyms: bill, invoice
  • (noun): A 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"
    Synonyms: business relationship

Famous quotes containing the word account:

    Eighteen convicts being hanged in one day ... a woman was crying an account of their execution. A gentleman asked her why she said nineteen, when there had been but eighteen hanged? She replied, “Sir, I did not know you had been reprieved.”
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    After reading Howitt’s account of the Australian gold-diggings one evening,... I asked myself why I might not be washing some gold daily, though it were only the finest particles,—why I might not sink a shaft down to the gold within me, and work that mine.... At any rate, I might pursue some path, however solitary and narrow and crooked, in which I could walk with love and reverence.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    That man is good who does good to others; if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good; if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings; and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further: it is heroic, it is perfect.
    —Jean De La Bruyère (1645–1696)