- a formal record of the debits and credits relating to the person, business, etc., named at the head of the ledger account.
- a balance of a specified period's receipts and expenditures.
- a business relation in which credit is used.
- any customer or client, especially one carried on a regular credit basis.
- Also called advertising account. the business assigned to an advertising agency by a client: The toothpaste account was awarded to a new agency last year.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Words nearby account
Idioms for account
- to hold accountable; blame; reprimand: Call them to account for having endangered their lives.
- ask for an explanation of.
- by reason of; because of.
- for the sake of: She saw it through on account of me.
- to make allowance for; consider: One must take account of the difficult circumstances. Taking account of the high overhead, the price is not excessive.
- to notice or observe.
Origin of account
OTHER WORDS FROM accountpre·ac·count, verbsub·ac·count, nounun·ac·count·ed, adjective
synonym study for account
Examples from the Web for unaccounted
The police suspect that the other unaccounted for 643,000 bitcoins, were removed from customer accounts via an unknown party.Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There are billions of unaccounted dollars stashed in Lebanon.Speed Read: James Risen Indicts The War On Terror’s Costly Follies|William O’Connor|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet his ability to throw a cool $19 million into a major national project in the Caucasus is as yet unaccounted for.
Gallegos had been killed, Mace gravely wounded, and Martin unaccounted for.
Two days after the shipwreck, five are confirmed dead and 17 are unaccounted for—reportedly including two Americans.
Estimates were made to support the position that a large balance of public money was unaccounted for.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 (of 5)|John Marshall
The first intelligence which I had of this unaccounted balance was from yourself.The Life of Albert Gallatin|Henry Adams
He told also of the man who came ashore on the raft, and who was believed to be the passenger who was unaccounted for.Larry Dexter's Great Search|Howard R. Garis
After checking up, the young inspectors found that twelve sticks of the explosive were unaccounted for.The Iron Boys in the Mines|James R. Mears
It was afterward reported that nine human beings were unaccounted for.Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers|H. Irving Hancock
British Dictionary definitions for unaccounted (1 of 2)
adjective (usually foll by for)
British Dictionary definitions for unaccounted (2 of 2)
- a business relationship between a bank, department store, stockbroker, etc, and a depositor, customer, or client permitting the latter certain banking or credit services
- the sum of money deposited at a bank
- the amount of credit available to the holder of an account
- a record of these
- a regular client or customer, esp a firm that purchases commodities on credit
- an area of business assigned to anotherthey transferred their publicity account to a new agent
- to insist on explanation
- to rebuke; reprimand
- to hold responsible
- on credit
- Also: to account as partial payment
- to pay or receive a balance due
- to get revenge on (someone)
Word Origin for account
Idioms and Phrases with unaccounted
In addition to the idiom beginning with account
- account for
- all present and accounted for
- by all accounts
- call to account
- give a good account
- no accounting for tastes
- on account of
- on no account
- on one's own account
- take account of
- take into account
- turn to good account