Adjective "account" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A report or description of an event or experience.
  1. 'Based on eyewitness accounts, the report described how Pashtun villages were attacked after being disarmed by local militia commanders.'
  2. 'Users can post and read first - hand accounts of fellow travellers experiences.'
  3. 'Not only was I reading about the lives of my ancestors, but about their friends and acquaintances too - and accounts of historical events which my uncle recorded in his diary on the day they happened.'
  4. 'His book, Pity the Nation, is an account of the events of those years and his own experiences reporting them.'
  5. 'Colin gives his girlfriend and neighbours a detailed account of the court proceedings and events leading up to a murder.'
  6. 'Even if they are somewhat distorted or adapted, they remain accounts of experienced events, and as such they are valuable sources for the historian.'
  7. 'This is a fascinating collection of poems, essays, reports and accounts based on the experience of work and working.'
  8. 'A reader of this blog sent me an account of his experience of the campaign, and of its effect on voters.'
  9. 'Lots of first person accounts of historical events.'
  10. 'Thus she began her account with a detailed description of the appropriate behaviour of a collector engaging at first hand with the people.'
  11. 'a lively account of Offenbach's score'
  12. 'His Mahler Tenth is still viable as a recommendable choice, as are his accounts of Shostakovich symphonies.'
  13. 'The recording is quite superb however and is definitely preferable to Bakels on Naxos or the ageing Boult and Previn who remain however, very valid accounts on all planes.'
  14. 'Off the top of my head, I can think of several wonderful accounts of the Tchaikovsky, but when I get to Beethoven, I become rather picky.'
  15. 'For modern instrument accounts of Mozart's Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Steinberg and Uchida go to the head of the class.'
  16. 'They give a fine account of the Overture in C minor which has some delightful work for bassoon.'
  17. 'Silverthorne and his accompanist, Jacobson, give dark, richly passionate accounts.'
  18. 'Oleg Marshev is a fine interpreter of the Piano Concerto having already recorded excellent accounts of the Shostakovich and Prokofiev concertos.'
  19. 'For a conductor not known for his accounts of modern music, Szell did a great deal of it and almost always superbly.'
  20. 'All round, a flawless account, celebrating a Schubert who is as much the son of Haydn and Mozart as the father of Schumann and Brahms.'
  21. 'Let me say, however, that I have never heard an account of the Ninth that was better played or sung.'
A record or statement of financial expenditure and receipts relating to a particular period or purpose.
  1. 'While the insolvency practitioners continue to cast their eye over City's financial accounts, the Trust are now putting fundraising plans in place.'
  2. 'Groups operating within The Priestley will now run as individual business organisations, with their own financial accounts.'
  3. 'Because it applies across most naturally occurring number distributions, it can also be used to detect fraud in financial accounts, and to spot faked results in clinical trials.'
  4. 'Details of the transfer are included in the notes to the 2004 financial accounts.'
  5. 'The Appeal did not produce annual income and expenditure accounts or balance sheets.'
  6. 'Mr Hardy added that all businesses should also ensure the date of each purchase is clearly recorded in their accounts because the time periods for capital allowance schemes are often time-sensitive.'
  7. 'It alleged that ERF's accounts and financial statements were misstated.'
  8. 'Compliance involves examining a set of key accounts including payroll, financial reporting, purchasing, payables and billing.'
  9. 'Any expenditure included in the accounts where receipts or vouchers were not available was properly made in connection with the carrying on of the company's business.'
  10. 'I have among my financial memorabilia its 1968 accounts, when it was still known as Wiles Group.'
  11. 'They also suggested he could call an extraordinary general meeting to get a look at Manchester United's financial accounts.'
  12. 'A product of Maharaja's College, Mysore, where he did his MA in Economics, Mr. Ramaswamy joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service in 1951.'
  13. 'Two of these men work in the Department's Accounts unit.'
  14. 'there's no money to pay the tradesmen's accounts this month'
  15. 'Thus, some consumers pay their electricity bills and telephone accounts in cash.'
  16. 'There was loyalty to suppliers and accounts were paid promptly.'
  17. 'The fact that BMI paid its share of legal accounts billed to the projects does not equate to a solicitor-client relationship with Mr. Melia.'
An arrangement by which a body holds funds on behalf of a client or supplies goods or services to them on credit.
  1. 'I began buying things on account'
  2. 'In all, internet fraud accounted for a quarter of the total £219.4m illegally taken from UK consumers' credit and debit card accounts in the first six months of this year.'
  3. 'If you fail to make payments on your credit card accounts, these funds will be used to cover your obligations.'
  4. 'Oh don't worry about the cost just add it to my account and bill me at the end of the month.'
  5. 'This has the effect of cutting mortgage interest when your cheque account is in credit, or increasing it when funds run short.'
  6. 'No transaction charges apply if your account remains in credit throughout the entire charging quarter.'
  7. 'You must pay at least £1, 000 a month into the Moneyback account to qualify.'
  8. 'By the time the error was discovered, B had withdrawn the funds credited to his account by the F Bank.'
  9. 'Child Trust Fund accounts are available from banks, building societies and other financial organisations.'
  10. 'Stamp duty is payable on credit card accounts maintained by banks on April 1 each year.'
  11. 'Funds argue that small accounts are expensive, which raises the cost of investing for all shareholders.'
  12. 'selling bibles to established accounts in the North'
  13. 'Unlike other firms cited in the story, Merrill does not disclose trading volume or the number of accounts in its retail brokerage business.'
  14. 'Healthy price competition between multiple vendors vying for an account benefits the customer.'
  15. 'Inspiration to pursue corporate accounts came after a customer made a request for 500 crystal bowls.'
  16. 'Brown & Sons Inc., where he handled retail and institutional accounts.'
  17. 'That's especially helpful when I'm taking over an account from another sales rep.'
  18. 'They also liked being able to preview jobs before printing, to establish corporate accounts, and above all, to get their orders quickly.'
  19. 'another agency was awarded the account'
An arrangement by which a user is given personalized access to a computer, website, or application, typically by entering a username and password.
  1. 'Once attackers have access to an email account password, they login to the account (example: hotmail, gmail, etc), and acquire the owner's contact list of other email accounts.'
  2. 'Please send job offers to me via my iChat account.'
  3. 'The primary goal of the hackers, the company said, were the Gmail accounts of human rights activists, although none of the targeted accounts were breached.'
  4. 'Choose or create an account and click "Next."'
  5. 'Your account can only be used for a single internet session at any one time and for no more than 24 hours in any one day.'
  1. 'As with his son, his death was treated as a matter of no account.'
  2. 'You even have it if the remnant of your unfinished cup of tea has been accidentally thrown away by someone else, who's come upon it and thought it unwanted, of no account.'
  3. 'The effect on even the far south of country will be of no account.'
  4. 'The fact that the cubs were orphans, abandoned when their mother was run over by a car, was of no account.'
  5. 'At the time of the Reformation the body was deemed to be of little account when there was a soul to be saved.'
  6. 'The fact that in typical sized prints the difference is vanishingly small is of no account.'
  7. 'It is of no account: for the royals, the crisis has passed.'
  8. 'Worst of all, she treated him like he was of no account at all.'
  9. 'Others are treated as if they are of little account and their views discounted.'
  10. 'Even establishment politics was of little account in the small-town press.'


Consider or regard in a specified way.
  1. 'he accounted himself the unluckiest man alive'
  2. 'Yet if the minister's professional reputation was salvaged, Bellievre's mission to England cannot be accounted a success.'
Give or receive an account for money received.
  1. 'That transaction was proceeding at just the time when the parties fell out and when the respondent was at last beginning to complain that the appellant had not properly accounted to him in respect of previous transactions.'
  2. 'In addition, they are alleged to have failed to give full details of costs and relevant information to clients at the outset of cases and not to have accounted to Customs and Excise for VAT, as well as other allegations.'
  3. 'The budget speech was the second within two weeks in which he accounted to the legislature on finances and services delivery.'

More definitions

1. an oral or written description of particular events or situations; narrative: an account of the meetings; an account of the trip.

2. an explanatory statement of conduct, as to a superior.

3. a statement of reasons, causes, etc., explaining some event.

4. reason; basis: On this account I'm refusing your offer.

5. importance; worth; value; consequence: things of no account.

6. estimation; judgment: In his account it was an excellent piece of work.

7. an amount of money d

More examples(as adjective)

"switches can be account for volumes."

"spendings can be account for percents."

"plants can be account for percents."

"companies can be account for percents."

"watches can be account for percents."

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