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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  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. Richard Hudson:

    I mean, it's breathtaking to think about, and if it's not true, then there needs to be a reckoning on our side.

  2. Karl Racine:

    But Big Techs antitrust reckoning are acting as one today.

  3. Michael Cohen:

    There's got to be a reckoning that we only have a few weeks left of peak gasoline demand, and then we hit a shoulder season.

  4. Josh Shapiro:

    There is a reckoning going on in this country right now, we have to stand up and say that we're going to put people before powerful institutions, that we are not going to let -- whether it's the church, or some university, or Hollywood, or politics or business community -- ever put their particular interests above the needs of those that they are supposed to represent and care for.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    The END of anything or any human counts more than the beginning. Yes of course, it is only he or she that endures to the end or rather holds firm to his or her faith that will be saved at last. Moreover, it is the end of a vision, aspiration or dream that proves whether it is ordinary or extraordinary, true or false. Also, it is he or she that perseveres or persists to the end that can and will leap or reap the reward for hard work (genuine success). Likewise, it is he or she that eventually reaches or crosses the finish line that emerges a winner in a race. Besides that, it is your last thoughts, words and actions that will determine your salvation or damnation on the day of reckoning. As a matter of fact, it is better for you to begin badly in anything and afterwards end up well. Than for you to begin well and afterwards end up badly. For, that will entail nothing else but only a tragedy. Nevertheless, all of the above evidently signifies that the END of anything or any human truly counts more than the beginning. Therefore, I urge you to be more concerned with what your end would be rather than your beginning. Because surely, the END is ever the BOTTOM LINE QED. ~Emeasoba George

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    be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • A. depend
    • B. distinguish
    • C. demolish
    • D. condemn

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