What does the word reckoning mean?

Usage examples for reckoning

  1. It was as though he had in view a coming reckoning- his reckoning with something far out in eternity- and he must see to it that when that time came he could feel free- free. – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  2. " Yes, yes," said the honest quartermaster; " it was a fine thing; but a heavy reckoning is at hand. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  3. They got past my reckoning long ago. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge