- the act of one who reckons; count or computation
- a measuring of possibilities for the future; calculated guess
- a bill; account
- the settlement of an account
- the settlement of rewards or penalties for any action: day of reckoning
- Naut., Rare dead reckoning
- An example of reckoning is figuring out how many crops to grow based on last year's production.
- An example of reckoning is the belief by Christians in a final judgement day; a day of reckoning.
The definition of a reckoning is an opinion, or the act of forming a judgment, or the settlement of an account.
- The act of counting or computing.
- An itemized bill or statement of a sum due.
- A settlement of accounts: a day of reckoning.
- a. The act or process of calculating the position of a ship or an aircraft.b. The position so calculated.
- Present participle of reckon.
reckon +"Ž -ing. Compare Dutch rekening, German Rechnung.
- Pierre walked along, looking from side to side, counting his steps in threes, and reckoning them off on his fingers.
- On the works of men here below a strict reckoning will be held in heaven (according to later representations, by Rashnu, the genius of justice, and Mithra).
- But in reducing Alexandrian dates to the common era it must be observed that Julius Africanus placed the epoch of the Incarnation three years earlier than it is placed in the usual reckoning, so that the initial day of the Christian era fell in the year 5503 of the Alexandrian era.
- In 1561 he went to teach theology in Rome, reckoning among his pupils Robert Bellarmine, afterwards cardinal; then passed into Sicily; and in 1569 he was sent to Paris, where his expositions of the writings of Thomas Aquinas attracted large audiences.
- In the ecclesiastical reckoning the year begins on the 11th of August.