[əˈkaʊnt] noun I
1) [C] an arrangement in which a bank looks after your money
There was only £50 in his bank account.[/ex]
How do I open an account (= start having an account)?[/ex]
current account
2) [C] a written or spoken report about something that has happened
a brief account of the meeting[/ex]
He was too shocked to give a clear account of events.[/ex]
3) accounts
[plural] a detailed record that a business keeps of the money it receives and spends
The accounts showed a loss of £498 million.[/ex]
4) [C] an arrangement that you have with a shop or other business that allows you to pay for goods or services later
I have an account with Marks and Spencer.[/ex]
5) [C] business
a company that regularly buys goods or services from another company
6) [C] an arrangement with a company or Internet PROVIDER to use a service they provide
an email account[/ex]
by/from all accounts — according to what people say[/ex]
on sb's account — if you do something on someone's account, you do it because you think they want you to[/ex]
Please don't stay home on my account.[/ex]
on account of — because of someone or something[/ex]
She can't work much on account of the children.[/ex]
on no account — used for emphasizing that something must not happen[/ex]
take account of sth; take sth into account — to consider something when you are trying to make a decision[/ex]
A good transport strategy must take account of the environmental issues.[/ex]
If you take inflation into account, the cost of computers has fallen in the last ten years.[/ex]
II verb account */*/*/[əˈkaʊnt] - account for sth

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