- recklinghausen's disease of bone,
- recklinghausen's tumor,
- reckon with,
Origin of reckoning
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
Word Origin for reckon
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. Cf. Dutch rekening "a bill, account, reckoning," Old High German rechenunga, German rechnung, Danish regning "a reckoning, computation." Day of reckoning attested from c.1600.
c.1200, recenen, from Old English gerecenian "to explain, relate, recount," from West Germanic *(ga)rekenojanan (cf. Old Frisian rekenia, Middle Dutch and Dutch rekenen, Old High German rehhanon, German rechnen, Gothic rahnjan "to count, reckon"), from Proto-Germanic *rakinaz "ready, straightforward," from PIE *reg- "to move in a straight line," with derivatives meaning "direct in a straight line, rule" (see regal).
Intransitive sense "make a computation" is from c.1300. In I reckon, the sense is "hold an impression or opinion," and the expression, used parenthetically, dates from c.1600 and formerly was in literary use (Richardson, etc.), but came to be associated with U.S. Southern dialect and was regarded as provincial or vulgar. Related: Reckoned; reckoning.
In addition to the idiom beginning with reckon
- reckon with
- force to be reckoned with