What does reckoning mean?

Definitions for reckoning
ˈrɛk ə nɪŋreck·on·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning(noun)

    problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

  2. reckoning, tally(noun)

    a bill for an amount due

  3. count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally(noun)

    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

    "the counting continued for several hours"


  1. reckoning(Noun)

    The action of calculating or estimating something.

    By that reckoning, it would take six weeks to go five miles.

  2. reckoning(Noun)

    The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.

  3. reckoning(Noun)

    An opinion or judgement.

  4. reckoning(Noun)

    The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reckoning

    of Reckon

  2. Reckoning(noun)

    the act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation

  3. Reckoning(noun)

    an account of time

  4. Reckoning(noun)

    adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of obligations, liabilities, etc

  5. Reckoning(noun)

    the charge or account made by a host at an inn

  6. Reckoning(noun)

    esteem; account; estimation

  7. Reckoning(noun)

    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

  8. Reckoning(noun)

    the position of a ship as determined by calculation


  1. Reckoning

    Reckoning is the second album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1984 by I.R.S. Records. Produced by Mitch Easter and Don Dixon, the album was recorded at Reflection Sound Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina over 16 days in December 1983 and January 1984. Dixon and Easter intended to capture the sound of R.E.M.'s live performances, and used binaural recording on several tracks. Singer Michael Stipe dealt with darker subject matter in his lyrics, and water imagery is a recurring theme on the record. Released to critical acclaim, Reckoning reached number 27 in the United States—where it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1991—and peaked at number 91 in the United Kingdom.

How to pronounce reckoning?

  1. Alex
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How to say reckoning in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reckoning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reckoning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of reckoning in a Sentence

  1. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    There is here no measuring with time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it's sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful

  2. William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure", Act 5 scene 1:

    Truth is truth To the end of reckoning.

  3. Corey Johnson:

    I want to apologize for that, and not make up excuses, and not sit here today and give you a list of reasons why. This moment is a reckoning. It's a reckoning for America, it's a reckoning for New York City.

  4. Sean McElwee:

    The Democratic Party had a reckoning about the crime bill, financial deregulation and about welfare reform, but The Democratic Party never really had a reckoning about their complicity in creating both the intellectual framework for this sort of policy.

  5. Ed Markey:

    The day of reckoning in the Senate on net neutrality is coming, and Republicans are on notice.

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