account /əˈkaʊnt/ noun [C]
REPORT › a written or spoken description of something that has happened: They gave conflicting accounts of the events. The documents provide a detailed account of the town's early history.
BANK (also bank account) › an arrangement with a bank to keep your money there and to let you take it out when you need to: I paid the money into my account.
SHOP › an agreement with a shop or company that allows you to buy things and pay for them later
take sth into account; take account of sth › to consider something when judging a situation: You have to take into account the fact that he is less experienced when judging his performance.
on account of sth formal › because of something: He doesn't drink alcohol on account of his health.
by all accounts › as said by a lot of people: The party was, by all accounts, a great success.
on my account › just for or because of me: Please don't change your plans on my account.