Found 3 items, similar to Reckoning.
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n 1: problem solving that involves numbers or quantities [syn: calculation
2: a bill for an amount due [syn: tally
3: the act of counting; “the counting continued for several
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(r[e^]k"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reckoned
(r[e^]k"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reckoning
.] [OE. rekenen, AS.
gerecenian to explain; akin to D. rekenen to reckon, G.
rechnen, OHG. rehhan[=o]n (cf. Goth. rahnjan), and to E.
reck, rake an implement; the original sense probably being,
to bring together, count together. See Reck
, v. t.]
1. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to
The priest shall reckon to him the money according
to the years that remain. --Lev. xxvii.
I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the
outside of the church. --Addison.
2. To count as in a number, rank, or series; to estimate by
rank or quality; to place by estimation; to account; to
esteem; to repute.
He was reckoned among the transgressors. --Luke
For him I reckon not in high estate. --Milton.
3. To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a
certain quality or value.
Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
--Rom. iv. 9.
Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for
a crime. --Hawthorne.
4. To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of
chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an
objective clause; as, I reckon he won't try that again.
[Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.]
Syn: To number; enumerate; compute; calculate; estimate;
value; esteem; account; repute. See Calculate
1. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the
result of reckoning or counting; calculation.
(a) An account of time. --Sandys.
(b) Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of
obligations, liabilities, etc.
Even reckoning makes lasting friends, and the
way to make reckonings even is to make them
He quitted London, never to return till the day
of a terrible and memorable reckoning had
2. The charge or account made by a host at an inn.
A coin would have a nobler use than to pay a
3. Esteem; account; estimation.
You make no further reckoning of it [beauty] than of
an outward fading benefit nature bestowed. --Sir P.
(a) 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
(b) The position of a ship as determined by calculation.
To be out of her reckoning
, to be at a distance from the
place indicated by the reckoning; -- said of a ship.
day of reckoning
the day or time when one must pay one's
debts, fulfill one's obligations, or be punished for one's
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