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Reckoning meaning

reckoning - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Reckon
  2. 2. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation.
  3. 3. An account of time
  4. 4. Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of obligations, liabilities, etc.
  5. 5. The charge or account made by a host at an inn.
  6. 6. Esteem; account; estimation.
  7. 7. 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. 8. The position of a ship as determined by calculation.
  9. 9. Computation; bill of charges.

reckoning - examples of usage

  1. But, maybe, it'll be more 'v o' fight than I'm reckoning, and there's a many ways that you can make the fight easier- beyond the one great thing you've done a'ready." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. And when the day of reckoning comes it invariably costs more inconvenience and trouble to pay it than it would have cost to have gone without the thing for the sake of which we ran in debt. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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