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NOUN (2)

1. (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives;
[syn: Judgment Day, Judgement Day, Day of Judgment, Day of Judgement, Doomsday, Last Judgment, Last Judgement, Last Day, eschaton, day of reckoning, doomsday, crack of doom, end of the world]

2. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny;
- Example: "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"
- Example: "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"
[syn: doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

day of reckoning n 1: (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives [syn: Judgment Day, Judgement Day, Day of Judgment, Day of Judgement, Doomsday, Last Judgment, Last Judgement, Last Day, eschaton, day of reckoning, doomsday, crack of doom, end of the world] 2: an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world" [syn: doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world]