Adjective "ledger" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A book or other collection of financial accounts.
  1. 'He says that a lot of other old artifacts like weights and measures and some bank ledgers were sent to the central museum in Calcutta.'
  2. 'In respect of one option, he suggests that, on the tax side of the ledger, we could move towards a flatter tax structure.'
  3. 'After liberation he started a journey, working his way through the ledger and visiting every single man's family up and down the country, to confirm that their son or husband was dead and where, when and how it had happened.'
  4. 'The years covered by each of the ledgers, as well as the condition of each ledger, is discussed below.'
  5. 'Designed for double-entry bookkeeping, our software has full sales, purchase and nominal ledgers.'
  6. 'There are times when items will go directly to the general ledger without any subledger posting.'
  7. 'She held out the ledger and spoke in a voice deliberately pitched too low to be overheard.'
  8. 'The official club ledgers could accurately be described as the DNA of Everton Football Club.'
  9. 'These two ledgers were scanned and the optimized images imported.'
  10. 'Drawing on data, which includes the physical dimensions of the building, the house rules, and the ledgers of the workhouse, a realistic portrayal of inmates' daily experiences can be constructed and interpreted.'
A flat stone slab covering a grave.
  1. 'George VI's coffin lies beneath a black marble ledger stone, which has had the dates of the Queen Mother's birth and death added to it.'
  2. 'Mullins' grave, covered by a large, brown granite ledger, is behind the headstone.'
A horizontal scaffolding pole, parallel to the face of the building.
  1. 'The bottom of the ledger should be on the chalk line.'
  2. 'You are now ready to temporarily attach the ledger to the wall, mark the corresponding holes on the siding, remove the ledger, and drill the holes in the siding.'
  3. 'Deck panels were then set up and connected to the ledger.'
  4. 'The top men did the scaffolding - with their poles and their ledgers.'
  5. 'Once you have ascertained this, check once again to be sure the joists are still at right angles from the ledger and still level.'
  6. 'Before you install the ledger you will need to decide whether to hang the joists from the ledger or rest them on top.'
A weight used on a fishing line without a float, to anchor the bait in a particular place.
  1. 'This is not always possible, but by doing this it is possible to tighten up the quiver tip until the ledger only just holds bottom.'
  2. 'The ledger bead is smoother running on the line.'
  3. 'The fish stalls sell pilchards, mackerel and squid, which are the best baits for general ledger fishing, taking most species including conger and moray eels.'


Fish using a ledger.
  1. 'Yellow, Orange and Chartreuse Powerbait are the colours preferred by most anglers when ledgering.'
  2. 'There are a range of coarse fishing techniques used today from ledgering to sophisticated bite detection devices.'

More definitions

1. Bookkeeping. an account book of final entry, in which business transactions are recorded.

2. Building Trades. a horizontal timber fastened to the vertical uprights of a scaffold, to support the putlogs. ribbon (def 8).

3. a flat slab of stone laid over a grave or tomb.

4. Also, leger. Angling. a lead sinker with a hole in one end through which the line passes, enabling the bait and the sinker to rest on the bottom and allowing the fish to take the bait without detecting the sinker.

More examples(as adjective)

"liberatings can be ledger."


Late Middle English legger, ligger (denoting a large bible or breviary), probably from variants of lay and lie, influenced by Dutch legger and ligger. Current senses date from the 16th century, except the fishing senses, known from the 17th century.