English - Etymology
English - Noun
The action of calculating or estimating something.
1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter III, The Younger Set:
- When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.
- 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter III, The Younger Set:
- (archaic) The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.
- An opinion or judgement.
- The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.