- 1a report or description of an event or experience
- 2a record or statement of financial expenditure or receipts relating to a particular period or purpose
- 3an arrangement by which a company or individual provides services or goods now and defers payment until later
Using account: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "account" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She gave a detailed account of her trip to Europe.
The bank statement provides a clear account of all transactions.
I have an account with this bank.
We need to settle our accounts before the end of the month.
account Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with account
You need to take his lack of experience into account when evaluating his performance.
He gave a stirring account of his experiences in the war.
The game was cancelled on account of the rain.
Origins of account
from Old French 'acont', meaning 'count'
Summary: account in Brief
An 'account' [əˈkaʊnt] can refer to a report or description of an event or experience, a record or statement of financial expenditure or receipts, or an arrangement by which a company or individual provides services or goods now and defers payment until later. Phrases like 'take something into account' and 'give an account of something' use 'account' to denote considering something when making a decision or providing a report, respectively. 'On account of' means because of or due to.