accounting

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The word ACCOUNTING is worth 15 points in Scrabble and 21 points in Words with Friends

There are 10 letters in the word ACCOUNTING

3 Definitions  for the word accounting:

noun - a system that provides quantitative information about finances
noun - a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes, "he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"
noun - a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business, forms part of a ledger of accounts

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Account
Ac*count" (/), n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See Account, v. t., Count, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
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A beggarly account of empty boxes. Shak.
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2. A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; as, to keep one's account at the bank.
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3. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all accounts.
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4. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle. account of the city of London. Howell.
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5. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
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Give an account of thy stewardship. Luke xvi. 2.
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6. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. account. Shak.
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7. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit. account.Pope. account.Shak.
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Account current, a running or continued account between two or more parties, or a statement of the particulars of such an account. -- In account with, in a relation requiring an account to be kept. -- On account of, for the sake of; by reason of; because of. -- On one's own account, for one's own interest or behalf. -- To make account, to have an opinion or expectation; to reckon. [Obs.]
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This other part . . . makes account to find no slender arguments for this assertion out of those very scriptures which are commonly urged against it. Milton.
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To make account of, to hold in estimation; to esteem; as, he makes small account of beauty. -- To take account of, or to take into account, to take into consideration; to notice. Of their doings, God takes no account.Milton. -- A writ of account (Law), a writ which the plaintiff brings demanding that the defendant shall render his just account, or show good cause to the contrary; -- called also an action of account. Cowell.
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Syn. -- Narrative; narration; relation; recital; description; explanation; rehearsal. -- Account, Narrative, Narration, Recital. These words are applied to different modes of rehearsing a series of events. Account turns attention not so much to the speaker as to the fact related, and more properly applies to the report of some single event, or a group of incidents taken as whole; as, an account of a battle, of a shipwreck, etc. A narrative is a continuous story of connected incidents, such as one friend might tell to another; as, a narrative of the events of a siege, a narrative of one's life, etc. Narration is usually the same as narrative, but is sometimes used to describe the mode of relating events; as, his powers of narration are uncommonly great. Recital denotes a series of events drawn out into minute particulars, usually expressing something which peculiarly interests the feelings of the speaker; as, the recital of one's wrongs, disappointments, sufferings, etc.
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Account
Ac*count" (/), n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See Account, v. t., Count, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
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A beggarly account of empty boxes. Shak.
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2. A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; as, to keep one's account at the bank.
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3. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all accounts.
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4. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle. account of the city of London. Howell.
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5. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
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Give an account of thy stewardship. Luke xvi. 2.
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6. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. account. Shak.
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7. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit. account.Pope. account.Shak.
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Account current, a running or continued account between two or more parties, or a statement of the particulars of such an account. -- In account with, in a relation requiring an account to be kept. -- On account of, for the sake of; by reason of; because of. -- On one's own account, for one's own interest or behalf. -- To make account, to have an opinion or expectation; to reckon. [Obs.]
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This other part . . . makes account to find no slender arguments for this assertion out of those very scriptures which are commonly urged against it. Milton.
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To make account of, to hold in estimation; to esteem; as, he makes small account of beauty. -- To take account of, or to take into account, to take into consideration; to notice. Of their doings, God takes no account.Milton. -- A writ of account (Law), a writ which the plaintiff brings demanding that the defendant shall render his just account, or show good cause to the contrary; -- called also an action of account. Cowell.
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Syn. -- Narrative; narration; relation; recital; description; explanation; rehearsal. -- Account, Narrative, Narration, Recital. These words are applied to different modes of rehearsing a series of events. Account turns attention not so much to the speaker as to the fact related, and more properly applies to the report of some single event, or a group of incidents taken as whole; as, an account of a battle, of a shipwreck, etc. A narrative is a continuous story of connected incidents, such as one friend might tell to another; as, a narrative of the events of a siege, a narrative of one's life, etc. Narration is usually the same as narrative, but is sometimes used to describe the mode of relating events; as, his powers of narration are uncommonly great. Recital denotes a series of events drawn out into minute particulars, usually expressing something which peculiarly interests the feelings of the speaker; as, the recital of one's wrongs, disappointments, sufferings, etc.
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Account
Ac*count", v. i. 1. To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
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2. To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
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3. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
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To account of, to esteem; to prize; to value. Now used only in the passive. account of her beauty. Shak.
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Newer was preaching more accounted of than in the sixteenth century. Canon Robinson.
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Account
Ac*count", v. i. 1. To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
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2. To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
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3. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
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To account of, to esteem; to prize; to value. Now used only in the passive. account of her beauty. Shak.
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Newer was preaching more accounted of than in the sixteenth century. Canon Robinson.
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