Related formspre·reck·on·ing, nounself-reck·on·ing, adjective, noun
Definition for reckoning (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to include in consideration or planning; anticipate: He hadn't reckoned with so many obstacles.
- to deal with: I have to reckon with many problems every day.
Origin of reckon
Examples from the Web for reckoning
The day of reckoning has arrived not just in Ferguson, Missouri, but also across America.Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America|Ron Christie|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What should have been a moment of reckoning for a selfish, serial liar instead ended with us pitying him.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal|Melissa Leon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Regardless of how talented or athletic or smart the people are, death seems to be the reckoning that will eventually come.
Oh, and no truth to the rumor that director Michael Bay has since optioned a script titled Hotelicopter: The Reckoning.
But the cold hard numbers that Korb advances foreshadow a day of reckoning, just not yet.
But, however long the day of reckoning may be put off, some time or other the payment must be made.Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
But the school of Bodhidharma continues the series, reckoning him as the twenty-eighth, and the first of the Chinese Patriarchs.
In which they keep the account of their Corn, reckoning by Ommounas.
Quite possibly we would speak of these events as occurring in a very brief time, perhaps an instant of our reckoning.Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation|S. D. Gordon
Evidently they do not cut a straight line from the farm, but slant a little, unless our reckoning was a bit off.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers|Claude A. Labelle
British Dictionary definitions for reckoning (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for reckoning (2 of 2)
Word Origin for reckon
Idioms and Phrases with reckoning
In addition to the idiom beginning with reckon
- reckon with
- force to be reckoned with