reckoning

noun reck·on·ing \ ˈre-kə-niŋ , ˈrek-niŋ \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of reckoning

1 : the act or an instance of reckoning: such as
a : account, bill
c : calculation of a ship's position
2 : a settling of accounts
  • day of reckoning
3 : a summing up

Examples of reckoning in a Sentence

  1. I was more than off in my reckoning.

  2. When the day of reckoning comes, we will have to face some unpleasant truths.

  3. Our football team hardly comes into the reckoning.

  4. Because of his injury, he is out of the reckoning.

  5. The team is still in the reckoning.

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First Known Use of reckoning

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RECKONING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of reckoning for English Language Learners

  • : the act of calculating the amount of something

  • : the time when your actions are judged as good or bad and you are rewarded or punished

  • : the act of judging something



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