day of reckoning
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. [1913 Webster]

Even reckoning makes lasting friends, and the way to make reckonings even is to make them often. --South. [1913 Webster]

He quitted London, never to return till the day of a terrible and memorable reckoning had arrived. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. The charge or account made by a host at an inn. [1913 Webster]

A coin would have a nobler use than to pay a reckoning. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. Esteem; account; estimation. [1913 Webster]

You make no further reckoning of it [beauty] than of an outward fading benefit nature bestowed. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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