n. 账( account的名词复数 ); 账目; 报告; （关于特定事务或事件的口头或笔头的）描述
If you have an account with a bank or a similar organization, you have an arrangement to leave your money there and take some out when you need it.
Some banks make it difficult to open an account...
I had two accounts with Natwest, a savings account and a current account.
In business, a regular customer of a company can be referred to as an account, especially when the customer is another company.
Biggart Donald, the Glasgow-based marketing agency, has won two Edinburgh accounts.
Accounts are detailed records of all the money that a person or business receives and spends.
He kept detailed accounts.
...an account book.
An account is a written or spoken report of something that has happened.
He gave a detailed account of what happened on the fateful night...
According to police accounts, Mr and Mrs Hunt were found dead on the floor of their kitchen.
An account of something is a theory which is intended to explain or describe it.
This basic utilitarian model gives a relatively unsophisticated account of human behaviour...
Science, on Weber's account, is an essentially value-free activity.
If you say that something is accounted a particular thing, you are reporting someone's judgment or opinion that it is that thing.
The opening day of the battle was, nevertheless, accounted a success.
...homosexuals, whose sexual behaviour is still accounted sinful by the church.
If you say that something is true by all accounts or from all accounts, you believe it is true because other people say so.
He is, by all accounts, a superb teacher.
If you say that someone gave a good account of themselves in a particular situation, you mean that they performed well, although they may not have been completely successful.
The team fought hard and gave a good account of themselves.
If you say that something is of no account or of little account, you mean that it is very unimportant and is not worth considering.
These obscure groups were of little account in national politics.
If you buy or pay for something on account, you pay nothing or only part of the cost at first, and pay the rest later.
He bought two bottles of vodka on account.
You use on account of to introduce the reason or explanation for something.
The President declined to deliver the speech himself, on account of a sore throat...
A newly-married couple, he thought, on account of their walking so close together.
Your feelings on someone's account are the feelings you have about what they have experienced or might experience, especially when you imagine yourself to be in their situation.
Mollie told me what she'd done and I was really scared on her account.
If you tell someone not to do something on your account, you mean that they should do it only if they want to, and not because they think it will please you.
Don't leave on my account.
If you say that something should on no account be done, you are emphasizing that it should not be done under any circumstances.
On no account should the mixture boil.
You can use on that account or on this account when you want to say that something happens for the reason you have just mentioned.
Wine is radioactive but few people stop drinking it on that account.
If you say that something concerning a particular person is true by his or her own account, you mean that you believe it because that person has said it is true.
He was by his own account an ambitious workaholic.
If you take part in a business activity on your own account, you do it for yourself, and not as a representative or employee of a company.
She had plans to set up in business on her own account.
If you do something on your own account, you do it because you want to and without being asked, and you take responsibility for your own action.
I told him if he withdrew it was on his own account.
To settle accounts with an enemy or opponent means to bring your fight or quarrel to an end by defeating them.
...until the great day came when the Germans could finally settle accounts with the British...
Their sleep is regularly disturbed by the sound of gunfire as criminal gangs settle their nightly accounts.
If you take something into account, or take account of something, you consider it when you are thinking about a situation or deciding what to do.
The defendant asked for 21 similar offences to be taken into account...
Urban planners in practice have to take account of many interest groups in society.
If someone is called, held, or brought to account for something they have done wrong, they are made to explain why they did it, and are often criticized or punished for it.
Ministers should be called to account for their actions.
They siphon foreign aid money into their personal bank accounts.
Investigators say nearly $100,000 was wired into the suspect's bank accounts.
Midland decided to change the way it credited payments to accounts.
By all accounts, Rodger would appear to be a fine fellow.
His plan is to spread the capital between various building society accounts.