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.]

This other part . . . makes account to find no slender arguments for this assertion out of those very scriptures which are commonly urged against it.

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

(Ac*cost"), v. i. To adjoin; to lie alongside. [Obs.] "The shores which to the sea accost." Spenser.

(Ac*cost"), n. Address; greeting. [R.] J. Morley.

(Ac*cost"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. accostable.] Approachable; affable. [R.] Hawthorne.

(Ac*cost"ed), a. (Her.) Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side.

(||Ac*couche"ment) n. [F., fr. accoucher to be delivered of a child, to aid in delivery, OF. acouchier orig. to lay down, put to bed, go to bed; L. ad + collocare to lay, put, place. See Collate.] Delivery in childbed

(||Ac*cou*cheur") n. [F., fr. accoucher. See Accouchement.] A man who assists women in childbirth; a man midwife; an obstetrician.

(||Ac*cou*cheuse") n. [F.., fem. of accoucher.] A midwife. [Recent] Dunglison.

(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.

A beggarly account of empty boxes.

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.

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.

4. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle. "A laudable account of the city of London." Howell.

5. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.

Give an account of thy stewardship.
Luke xvi. 2.

6. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. "To stand high in your account." Shak.

7. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit. "Men of account." Pope. "To turn to account." Shak.

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