Meaning of RECKONING in English


reck ‧ on ‧ ing /ˈrekənɪŋ/ BrE AmE noun

1 . [uncountable] calculation that is based on a careful guess rather than on exact knowledge

by sb’s reckoning

By my reckoning, we have 12,000 clients.

2 . [countable usually singular, uncountable] a time when you are judged or punished for your actions, or when they have results that affect you:

We know that you will not forget their crimes when their day of reckoning comes.

In the final reckoning, the president failed to achieve his major goals.

3 . in/into/out of the reckoning British English among or not among those who are likely to win or be successful, especially in sport:

He had a knee injury, which put him out of the reckoning.

⇨ ↑ dead reckoning

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.