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dead reckoning
▪ Most of our navigation was pure pilotage and dead reckoning over unfamiliar, sometimes hostile territory and some very bad weather.
▪ In the final reckoning, truth is restored.
▪ This last trip was a final reckoning.
▪ Yet, while Foinavon was indisputably lucky, bravery and skill also came into the reckoning.
▪ Tom Watson came into the reckoning after also carding a 66 in the third round.
the day of reckoning
▪ But on the day of reckoning a divided Kurdistan could be a fatally weakened one.
▪ If they do that they will merely be putting off the day of reckoning.
▪ The idea of training hard for the jump was soon shelved and the day of reckoning drew nearer.
▪ The smoke and sound told her the day of reckoning had begun.
▪ When the day of reckoning finally arrived, the truth was found to lie well in the middle ground between these extremes.
▪ Yet year by year, the day of reckoning grows closer, and nothing is being done.
▪ By Silva's reckoning, property owners in the city could save $91,000 in bills.
▪ It was not until well into 1917 that the reckoning came.
▪ On a conservative reckoning she would have to live at least another fifty years in this bland and dreary universe.
▪ This reckoning sometimes takes bitter forms.
▪ What happens if there's an assault on me to be taken into the reckoning?
▪ When the day of reckoning finally arrived, the truth was found to lie well in the middle ground between these extremes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Reckon \Reck"on\ (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 calculate.

    The priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain.
    --Lev. xxvii. 18.

    I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church.

  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 xxii. 37.

    For him I reckon not in high estate.

  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.

  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.

    Syn: To number; enumerate; compute; calculate; estimate; value; esteem; account; repute. See Calculate, Guess.


Reckoning \Reck"on*ing\, n.

  1. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation. Specifically:

    1. An account of time.

    2. 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 often.

      He quitted London, never to return till the day of a terrible and memorable reckoning had arrived.

  2. The charge or account made by a host at an inn.

    A coin would have a nobler use than to pay a reckoning.

  3. Esteem; account; estimation.

    You make no further reckoning of it [beauty] than of an outward fading benefit nature bestowed.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

  4. (Navigation)

    1. 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.

    2. 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 transgressions.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "narrative, account," verbal noun from reckon (v.). Meaning "a settling of accounts" is from mid-14c.; that of "calculation" is from late 14c. Compare Dutch rekening "a bill, account, reckoning," Old High German rechenunga, German rechnung, Danish regning "a reckoning, computation." Day of reckoning attested from c.1600.


n. 1 The action of calculating or estimating something. 2 (lb en archaic) The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern. 3 An opinion or judgement. 4 The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions. vb. (present participle of reckon English)

  1. n. problem solving that involves numbers or quantities [syn: calculation, computation, figuring]

  2. a bill for an amount due [syn: tally]

  3. the act of counting; "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count, counting, numeration, enumeration, tally]

Reckoning (R.E.M. album)

Reckoning is the second studio 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.


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Reckoning (Stargate SG-1)

"Reckoning" is a two-part episode from Season 8 of the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. It resolves the long-running story arcs of the Goa'uld, the Replicators, and the Jaffa Rebellion, and are regarded as two of the most popular episodes of the series. This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series" and a Leo Award in the category "Best Visual Effects".)

Reckoning (Grateful Dead album)

Reckoning is a 1981 live double album by the Grateful Dead. It consists of acoustic material recorded live in September and October 1980. Some of the tracks are shortened versions of the live performances.

The material recorded in 1980 was originally intended for release on one double LP set. But the format of the music subsequently steered them towards the release of the two double albums, this and Dead Set. Jerry Garcia commented on this in an interview: "We really ended up with so much good material that it was a struggle. The idea of just one acoustic and one electric record was sort of pathetic, since our electric tunes are seldom less than eight minutes long. And that meant our fat electric album would have two songs on a side. It was kind of silly."

Initial CD releases omitted one track for space reasons. One CD, tape, and LP release, by Pair/ Arista Records in 1984, was given the title For the Faithful…. In 1988 the album was re-issued with the original title.

Reckoning (Smallville)

"Reckoning" is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of the superhero television series Smallville and the hundredth episode of the overall series. It originally aired on The WB in the United States on January 26, 2006, and on E4 in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2006. The episode was written by Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, and directed by Greg Beeman. The series follows the adventures of the young Clark Kent ( Tom Welling) in the town of Smallville, Kansas, before he becomes Superman. In this episode, Clark reveals his secret to Lana Lang ( Kristin Kreuk), but there are consequences. Jonathan Kent ( John Schneider) and Lex Luthor ( Michael Rosenbaum) learn the results of the senatorial election and the life of someone Clark loves is taken from him.

There were originally two potential plotlines for the episode before it was decided that one of the main characters would be killed. This concept was positively received by studio executives. Schneider compared his departure to that of John Wayne in The Cowboys. The theme of the episode was that Clark had to accept the consequences of his decisions. To keep the identity of the imminently deceased secret, the script was given to fewer people and the network issuing promotional trailers that featured the possible deaths of both Lana and Jonathan.

Upon its premiere, "Reckoning" earned a Nielsen household rating of 2.2, and was watched by approximately 6.28 million viewers in the United States; along with an estimated 375,000 viewers in the United Kingdom. The episode received generally positive reviews from commentators, who felt that Jonathan's death was both emotional and pivotal. One faction of fans was unhappy with the choice of Jonathan, preferring that Lana would have been killed instead.

Reckoning (The Killing)

"Reckoning" is the thirty-fifth episode of the American television drama series The Killing, which aired on July 21, 2013. The episode is written by Dan Nowak and directed by Jonathan Demme. In the episode, Sarah Linden ( Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder ( Joel Kinnaman) seek out Joe Mills ( Ryan Robbins) after he attacks Danette Leeds ( Amy Seimetz). Their pursuit proves costly to everyone. With Ray Seward's ( Peter Sarsgaard) execution scheduled the next day, he desperately accepts Dale Shannon's ( Nicholas Lea) suggestion to pray, only to learn his cellblock mate's true nature.

Usage examples of "reckoning".

It did not help that she was a terrible flirt, reckoning herself the belle of the steading, and it did not help that Evrard was a homely man, albeit a wealthy one.

Turquoise were the most numerous, but other stones included rose quartz, red jasper, leopard jasper, amethyst, lapis lazuli, opal, bloodstone, tiger-eye, azurite, malachite, and more beyond reckoning.

The produce, I was told, was equal to fifty bushels to the acre, but the reckoning was in centals, and indeed decimal coinage and decimal weights and measures had been adopted so long ago that most people had forgotten our old standard.

I do not believe, Lady Coombs, that I have received a reckoning for the service.

The discovery of these books, however much appreciated in view of the paucity of correlative material, occasioned further difficulties when it was found that a method of reckoning time was used in them that had been quite unknown in the old Mayan kingdom.

The reckoning of religious faith is deterministic right in its essence.

For his only point of reference in his own past was the ephemeral love affair with Fermina Daza, and only what concerned her had anything to do with reckoning his life.

Age should throw off its fardel of aches and pains, and no longer groan along its weary road, meeting cold looks and unwilling welcomes, as both host and comrade grow weary of the same face, and the spendthrift heart has no longer quip or smile wherewith to pay the reckoning?

I am of opinion that the only foreboding in which man can have any sort of faith is the one which forbodes evil, because it comes from the mind, while a presentiment of happiness has its origin in the heart, and the heart is a fool worthy of reckoning foolishly upon fickle fortune.

The oracle declared that she would recover her voice in twenty-one days, reckoning from the new moon, if she worshipped the rising sun every morning, in a room which had at least one window looking to the east.

We parted, and reckoning on seeing him at dinner I, went back to tell my cook that dinner was to be served in the large room.

Bay of Funchal--there was not so much as a powder-boy but could understand every word that I said, whereas on shore there is many a great jolterhead, like thyself, who might be a Portugee for all the English that he knows, and who stares at me like a pig in a hurricane if I do lint ask him what he makes the reckoning, or how many bells have gone.

As Pech has already told us that it was also the first year of the 9th Ahau Katun, we have the date fixed in both methods of reckoning, that is, by the Kin Katun as well as the Ahau Katun, according to the calendar which his family used.

Lads passed through the cars the whole morning, selling newspapers, novels, cacti, lollypops, pop corn, pea nuts, and ivory ornaments, so that, having lost all reckoning of the days, I never knew that it was Sunday till the cars pulled up at the door of the hotel in this detestable place.

But the cadmium battery that powers the module needs to be recharged every three hours, and by your reckoning you and Maiko have been out nearly two and a half hours.