Meaning of “account” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /əˈkaʊnt/

B2 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

B1 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.

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

B2 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

B2 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.
on no account; not on any account UK

not for any reason or in any situation:

On no account must these records be changed.
→ See also checking account , current account , deposit account

(Definition of “account” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)