Reckoning

Reck"on*ing

, n. 1. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation. Specifically: (a) An account of time. Sandys. (b) Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of obligations, liabilities, etc.
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Even reckoning makes lasting friends, and the way to make reckonings even is to make them often.
South.
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He quitted London, never to return till the day of a terrible and memorable reckoning had arrived.
Macaulay.
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2. The charge or account made by a host at an inn.
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A coin would have a nobler use than to pay a reckoning.
Addison.
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3. Esteem; account; estimation.
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You make no further reckoning of it [beauty] than of an outward fading benefit nature bestowed.
Sir P. Sidney.
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4. (Navigation) (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.
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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 transgressions.
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