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Definition of "reckoning" []

  • The act of counting or computing. (noun)
  • An itemized bill or statement of a sum due. (noun)
  • A settlement of accounts: a day of reckoning. (noun)
  • The act or process of calculating the position of a ship or an aircraft. (noun)
  • The position so calculated. (noun)
  • The act of counting or calculating (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Settlement of an account or bill (noun)
  • A bill or account (noun)
  • Retribution for one's actions (esp in the phrase day of reckoning) (noun)

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Use "reckoning" in a sentence
  • "The Blues have dropped from first to third after a dip in form but McCracken insists the mailaise isn't terminal and is backing the team to muscle their way back into the title reckoning starting with tonight's home clash against Chester City."
  • "The birth day in my reckoning is actually an alien abduction .. they zip you up into their spaceship, disassemble you, reassemble you (not very well) and then plop you back onto earth, not the same as you were."
  • "What form it would take she hardly knew; events would shape themselves somehow; and then -- the cold blue eyes glittered ominously at the thought of what she termed her reckoning-day."