reckoning

[ɹ_ˈɛ_k_ə_n_ɪ_ŋ], [ɹˈɛkənɪŋ], [ɹˈɛkənɪŋ]

Definitions of reckoning:

  1.   An account of time: settlement of accounts, etc.: charges for entertainment: ( naut.) a calculation of the ship's position: ( B.) estimation. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Computation; bill of charges. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   The act of one who counts or computes; calculation; statement of accounts between debtor and creditor; bill; settlement of debt, obligation, etc.; a making good; as, the day of reckoning; position of a ship estimated by its progress and course; calculation of such position; as, dead reckoning. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A statement and comparison of accounts with another person; computation; an account of time; money charged for entertainment or refreshments; in nav., the computation of a ship's way, usually by the log. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   The act of counting or computing; an account of time; settlement of accounts; charges for entertainment; estimation; account of a ship's course and progress from the log- book. Reckoning- book, a book in which money received and expended is entered. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for reckoning:

  1. I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability. – Max Frisch
  2. Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. There is a time of reckoning in all our lives. – Lorna Luft
  4. Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly. – Ella Maillart
  5. Now that the day of reckoning has arrived, they cry socialism! – Elizabeth A. Sherman

Usage examples for reckoning:

  1. You are miles out of your reckoning – Looking Seaward Again by Walter Runciman
  2. This was too much for the Cossack's endurance, so drawing out a long knout from his belt, he paid the fellow on the spot the whole reckoning he had intended to settle with him at the journey's end. ” – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  3. The Black Prince was born June 15, 1330, when the King would have been 19 and the Queen just on 16 years old according to Froissart; but Edward was in fact only 17, and Bishop Stapledon's reckoning would make the Queen about the same age. ” – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  4. He started toward her, realized suddenly that the all- observing Buddy was at his very heels, and delayed the reckoning while he led that terrible man- child to his mother. ” – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
  5. She amused herself that morning by reckoning up in her mind what the sequence of events would be in London, and how long it would be before she heard from her friends. ” – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. “ Paul, his vanity wounded, asked the waiter for his reckoning – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  7. “ A day of reckoning must come sooner or later. ” – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  8. At least, soon or late, your day of reckoning must come, and you, too, may be betrayed as I have been. ” – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  9. I'm not good at reckoning – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  10. “ " Sing, Miserable," said the Prince of the Stones, " sing, 'tis the hour of the reckoning – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster

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