account (Noun) — A record or narrative description of past events. ex. "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"
account (Noun) — A short account of the news. ex. "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
account (Noun) — A formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking, brokerage or business services. ex. "he asked to see the executive who handled his account"
account (Noun) — A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure, operation or circumstances etc.. ex. "I expected a brief account"
account (Noun) — Grounds. ex. "don't do it on my account" ex. "the paper was rejected on account of its length"
account (Noun) — Importance or value. ex. "a person of considerable account" ex. "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
account (Noun) — A statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance. ex. "they send me an account every month"
account (Noun) — The act of informing by verbal report. ex. "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
account (Noun) — An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered. ex. "send me an account of what I owe"
account (Noun) — The quality of taking advantage. ex. "she turned her writing skills to good account"
account (Noun) — The justification for some act or belief.
account (Verb) — Be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something. ex. "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"
account (Verb) — Keep an account of.
account (Verb) — To give an account or representation of in words.
account (Verb) — Furnish a justifying analysis or explanation. ex. "I can't account for the missing money"