- 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).
- Reckoning back from A.D.
- But that scribes could make mistakes in their reckoning is definitely proved by the discovery at Shergat of two totally conflicting accounts of the age and history of the great temple of Assur.
- From Moscow to Vyazma the French army of seventy-three thousand men not reckoning the Guards (who did nothing during the whole war but pillage) was reduced to thirty-six thousand, though not more than five thousand had fallen in battle.