1) a verbal or written report, description, or narration of some occurrence, event, etc
2) an explanation of conduct, esp one made to someone in authority
CF. OALD_ description |3) ground; basis; consideration (often in the phrases on this (that, every, no, etc.) account, on account of)
6. a written or spoken description of something that has happened:
_ He gave the police a full account of the incident.
_ The diaries contained detailed accounts of the writer's experiences in China.
7. an explanation or a description of an idea, a theory, or a process
_ the Biblical account of the creation of the world
4) importance, consequence, or value: of little account
5) assessment; judgment
6) profit or advantage: to turn an idea to account
7) part or behalf (only in the phrase on one's or someone's account)
9) a statement of monetary transactions with the resulting balance
CF. OALD_ business records | 2. [usually plural] a written record of all the money that a business pays out and receives:8) (finance)
_ to do the accounts
_ to keep the accounts up to date
_ accounts payable/accounts receivable
_a) a business relationship between a bank, department store, stockbroker, etc., and a depositor, customer, or client permitting the latter certain banking or credit services
_b) the sum of money deposited at a bank
_c) the amount of credit available to the holder of an account
_d) a record of these
11) (book-keeping) a chronological list of debits and credits relating to a specified asset, liability, expense, or income of a business and forming part of the ledger
other entries omitted.
.... Collins, OALD