Ac·count v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accounting.]
1. To reckon; to compute; to count. [Obs.]
The motion of . . . the sun whereby years are accounted. --Sir T. Browne.
2. To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to. [R.]
3. To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
Accounting that God was able to raise him up. --Heb. xi. 19.
4. To recount; to relate. [Obs.]
n 1: a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes; "he was
unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"
2: a system that provides quantitative information about
3: the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and
preparing financial reports for a business [syn: accountancy]
4: a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and
credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts
[syn: accounting system, method of accounting]
5: a statement of recent transactions and the resulting
balance; "they send me an accounting every month" [syn: account,