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Ledger definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEDG'ER, n. The principal book of accounts among merchants; the book into which the accounts of the journal are carried in a summary form. [See Leger.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; "they got a subpoena to examine our books" [syn: ledger, leger, account book, book of account, book]
2: an accounting journal as a physical object; "he bought a new daybook" [syn: daybook, ledger]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English lygger, leger large breviary, beam, probably from leyen, leggen to lay Date: 1588 1. a book containing accounts to which debits and credits are posted from books of original entry 2. a horizontal board used for vertical support (as in scaffolding)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a tall narrow book in which a firm's accounts are kept, esp. one which is the principal book of a set and contains debtor-and-creditor accounts. 2 a flat gravestone. 3 a horizontal timber in scaffolding, parallel to the face of the building. Phrases and idioms: ledger line Mus. = LEGER LINE. ledger-tackle a kind of fishing tackle in which a lead weight keeps the bait on the bottom. Etymology: ME f. senses of Du. ligger and legger (f. liggen LIE(1), leggen LAY(1)) & pronunc. of ME ligge, legge

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ledger Ledg"er(l[e^]j"[~e]r), n. [Akin to D. legger layer, daybook (fr. leggen to lay, liggen to lie), E. ledge, lie. See Lie to be prostrate.] 1. A book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; the final book of record in business transactions, in which all debits and credits from the journal, etc., are placed under appropriate heads. [Written also leger.] 2. (Arch.) (a) A large flat stone, esp. one laid over a tomb. --Oxf. Gloss. (b) A horizontal piece of timber secured to the uprights and supporting floor timbers, a staircase, scaffolding, or the like. It differs from an intertie in being intended to carry weight. [Written also ligger.] Ledger bait, fishing bait attached to a floating line fastened to the bank of a stream, pond, etc. --Walton. --J. H. Walsh. Ledger blade,a stationary shearing blade in a machine for shearing the nap of cloth. Ledger line. See Leger line, under 3d Leger, a. Ledger wall (Mining), the wall under a vein; the foot wall. --Raymond.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(ledgers) A ledger is a book in which a company or organization writes down the amounts of money it spends and receives. (BUSINESS) N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

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