Definitions of reckoning

  1. problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
  2. the act of counting; " the counting continued for several hours"
  3. a bill for an amount due
  4. of Reckon
  5. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation.
  6. An account of time
  7. Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of obligations, liabilities, etc.
  8. The charge or account made by a host at an inn.
  9. Esteem; account; estimation.
  10. The calculation of a ship's position, either from astronomical observations, or from the record of the courses steered and distances sailed as shown by compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead reckoning ( see under Dead); -- also used for dead reckoning in contradistinction to observation.
  11. The position of a ship as determined by calculation.
  12. 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.
  13. An account of time: settlement of accounts, etc.: charges for entertainment: ( naut.) a calculation of the ship's position: ( B.) estimation.
  14. Computation; bill of charges.
  15. The act of counting; account or indebtedness; a settlement of accounts.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.

Usage examples for reckoning

  1. A Reckoning with Sir John However, the guests departed quietly on the eighth day, leaving Gamelyn alone, and very sorrowful, in the hall where he had held high revel. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  2. You are miles out of your reckoning. – Looking Seaward Again by Walter Runciman
  3. I'm not good at reckoning. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  4. 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
  5. A king and thou can never have a reckoning. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  6. He died after a reign of fifty- four years, according to his own reckoning, having practically exercised the sovereign power for about thirty- two of the fifty- four. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  7. But she dared not go back, for she had no clew to the stone stairs and had lost all her reckoning. – In the Border Country by Josephine Daskam Bacon
  8. But there was always a moment of reckoning when he came back, and now he knew that there must be many little matters waiting to be dealt with. – Jane Oglander by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  9. And I'm reckoning that would have been the best you could have hoped. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  10. A day of reckoning must come sooner or later. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  11. Thus it will be seen that, from a cricketing point of view, I did not, even in my best days, come up to first- rate form; and my best days were, reckoning from last summer, quite fifteen years ago. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Paul, his vanity wounded, asked the waiter for his reckoning. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  15. Without a word more they parted: Farwell to go to the reckoning; Priscilla to walk in the mist for a bit longer. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  16. She said as she wanted no dinner, and she's safe in her room a- reckoning the money in the purse, I guess. – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  17. If the present taxes should be continued throughout this year and the next, however, there would be a balance in the Treasury of some seventy- six and a half millions at the end of the present fiscal year, and a deficit at the end of the next year of only some fifty millions, or, reckoning in sixty- two millions for deficiency appropriations and a safe Treasury balance at the end of the year, a total deficit of some one hundred and twelve millions. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. " Sing, Miserable," said the Prince of the Stones, " sing, 'tis the hour of the reckoning." – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  19. 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
  20. 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