Reckon
Reckon Reck"on (r[e^]k"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reckoned} (r[e^]k"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reckoning}.] [OE. rekenen, AS. gerecenian to explain; akin to D. rekenen to reckon, G. rechnen, OHG. rehhan[=o]n (cf. Goth. rahnjan), and to E. reck, rake an implement; the original sense probably being, to bring together, count together. See {Reck}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate. [1913 Webster]

The priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain. --Lev. xxvii. 18. [1913 Webster]

I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To count as in a number, rank, or series; to estimate by rank or quality; to place by estimation; to account; to esteem; to repute. [1913 Webster]

He was reckoned among the transgressors. --Luke xxii. 37. [1913 Webster]

For him I reckon not in high estate. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value. [1913 Webster]

Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. --Rom. iv. 9. [1913 Webster]

Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

4. To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause; as, I reckon he won't try that again. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: To number; enumerate; compute; calculate; estimate; value; esteem; account; repute. See {Calculate}, {Guess}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Reckon — Reck on, v. i. 1. To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reckon — reck‧on [ˈrekən] verb [transitive] 1. to guess a number or amount that you know something about but have not calculated exactly: reckon something to be something • The deal is reckoned to be worth over $1.3 billion. 2. formal to calculate an… …   Financial and business terms

  • reckon — 1. The inflected forms are reckoned, reckoning. 2. The use of reckon without any element of calculation or consideration as in I reckon it s time to go now has a tinge of the American south about it, although it was a standard use in literary… …   Modern English usage

  • reckon — O.E. gerecenian to recount, relate, from W.Gmc. * (ga)rekenojanan (Cf. O.Fris. rekenia, M.L.G. rekenen, O.H.G. rehhanon, Ger. rechnen, Goth. rahnjan to count, reckon ), from P.Gmc. *rakinaz ready, straightforward, from PIE *reg to move in a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • reckon — ► VERB 1) calculate. 2) informal be of the opinion. 3) regard in a specified way. 4) (reckon on) rely on or be sure of. 5) (reckon with or without) take (or fail to take) into account …   English terms dictionary

  • reckon — [rek′ən] vt. [ME rekkenen < OE recenian, akin to Ger rechnen, to count < IE base * reĝ , to put in order, straight > RIGHT, L regere, to rule] 1. to count; figure up; compute 2. a) to consider as; regard as being [reckon them friends] b) …   English World dictionary

  • reckon — [v1] add up; evaluate account, appraise, approximate, calculate, call, cast, cipher, compute, conjecture, consider, count, count heads*, count noses*, deem, enumerate, esteem, estimate, figure, figure out, foot, gauge, guess, hold, judge, keep… …   New thesaurus

  • reckon — index assess (appraise), calculate, consider, criticize (evaluate), determine, estimate, evaluate …   Law dictionary

  • reckon — vb 1 *calculate, compute, estimate Analogous words: enumerate, *count, number: figure, total, *add, sum, cast, foot 2 *consider, regard, account, deem Analogous words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reckon — reck|on W3S2 [ˈrekən] v [T not in progressive] [: Old English; Origin: gerecenian to tell, explain ] 1.) spoken especially BrE to think or suppose something reckon (that) ▪ Do you reckon he ll agree to see us? ▪ The police reckon that whoever… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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