- Bible Reference: Daniel 6:2
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H2941 Used 1 time
1. A sum stated on paper; a registry of a debt or credit; of debts and credits, or charges; an entry in a book or on paper of things bought or sold, of payments, services etc., including the names of the parties to the transaction, date, and price or value of the thing.
ACCOUNT signifies a single entry or charge, or a statement of a number of particular debts and credits, in a book or on a separate paper; and in the plural, is used for the books containing such entries.
2. A computation of debts and credits, or a general statement of particular sums; as, the account stands thus; let him exhibit his account
3. A computation or mode of reckoning; applied to other things, than money or trade; as the Julian account of time.
4. Narrative; relation; statement of facts; recital of particular transactions and events, verbal or written; as an account of the revolution in France. Hence,
5. An assignment of reasons; explanation by a recital of particular transactions, given by a person in an employment, or to a superior, often implying responsibility.
Give an account of thy stewardship. Luke 16:2.
Without responsibility or obligation.
He giveth not account of his matters. Job 33:13.
6. Reason or consideration, as a motive; as on all accounts, on every account
7. Value; importance; estimation; that is, such a state of persons or things, as renders them worthy of more or less estimation; as men of account of him. Psalms 144:3.
8. Profit; advantage; that is, a result or production worthy of estimation. To find our account in a pursuit; to turn to account
9. Regard; behalf; sake; a sense deduced from charges on book; as on account of public affairs.
Put that to mine account Phile 18.
To make account that is, to have a pervious opinion or expectation, is a sense now obsolete.
A writ of account in law, is a writ which the plaintiff brings demanding that the defendant should render his just account or show good cause to the contrary; call also an action of account
ACCOUNT', verb transitive
1. To deem, judge, consider, think, or hold in opinion.
I and my son Solomon shall be accounted offenders. 1 Kings 1:21.
2. To account of, to hold in esteem; to value.
Let a man so account of us as of ministers of Christ. 1 Corinthians 4:1.
3. To reckon, or compute; as, the motion of the sun whereby years are accounted - also to assign as a debt; as, a project accounted to his service; but these uses are antiquated.
ACCOUNT', verb intransitive
1. To render an account or relation of particulars. An officer must account with or to the Treasurer for money received.
2. To give reasons; to assign the causes; to explain; with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
3. To render reasons; to answer for in a responsible character.
We must account for all the talents entrusted to us.
1. The state of being liable to answer for one's conduct; liability to give account, and to receive reward or punishment for actions.
The awful idea of accountability
2. Liability to the payment of money or of damages; responsibility for a trust.
1. Liable to be called to account; answerable to a superior.
Every man is accountable to God for his conduct.
2. Subject to pay, or make good, in case of loss. A sheriff is accountable as bailiff and receiver of goods.
Accountable for, that may be explained. [Not elegant.]
ACCOUNT'ABLENESS, noun Liableness to answer or to give account; the state of being answerable, or liable to the payment of money or damages.
ACCOUNT'ANT, noun One skilled in mercantile accounts; more generally, a person who keeps accounts; an officer in a public office who has charge of the accounts. In Great Britain, an officer in the court of chancery, who receives money and pays it to the bank, is call accountant-general.
ACCOUNT'BOOK, noun A book in which accounts are kept.
ACCOUNT'ED, participle passive Esteemed; deemed; considered; regarded; valued.
Accounted for, explained.
ACCOUNT'ING, participle present tense Deeming; esteeming; reckoning; rendering an account.
Accounting for, rendering an account; assigning the reasons; unfolding the causes.
ACCOUNT'ING, noun The act of reckoning or adjusting accounts.