account book

ac·count book
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kount boo k]
    • /əˈkaʊnt bʊk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kount boo k]
    • /əˈkaʊnt bʊk/

Definitions of account book words

  • noun account book a booklet in which all the transactions that take place in a bank account or a company's accounts are recorded 3
  • noun account book a book in which business accounts are set down 3
  • noun account book a book in which personal or commercial accounts are recorded; ledger. 1
  • noun account book finance ledger 1
  • noun account book accounting ledger 1
  • noun account book (accounting) A book in which accounts are kept; ledger. 0

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Origin of account book

First appearance:

before 1690
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1690-1700

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Parts of speech for Account book


account book popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

account book usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for account book

noun account book

  • balance sheet — A balance sheet is a written statement of the amount of money and property that a company or person has, including amounts of money that are owed or are owing. Balance sheet is also used to refer to the general financial state of a company.
  • daybook — a book in which the transactions of each day are recorded as they occur
  • journal — a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations: She kept a journal during her European trip.
  • ledger — Bookkeeping. an account book of final entry, in which business transactions are recorded.
  • register — a book in which records of acts, events, names, etc., are kept.

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