Reckon
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 relations of desert or penalty. [1913 Webster]

``Parfay,'' sayst thou, ``sometime he reckon shall.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{To reckon for}, to answer for; to pay the account for. ``If they fail in their bounden duty, they shall reckon for it one day.'' --Bp. Sanderson.

{To reckon on} {To reckon upon}, to count or depend on; to include as a factor within one's considerations.

{To reckon with}, (a) to settle accounts or claims with; -- used literally or figuratively. (b) to include as a factor in one's plans or calculations; to anticipate. (c) to deal with; to handle; as, I have to reckon with raising three children as well as doing my job. [1913 Webster +PJC]

After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. --Matt. xxv. 19. [1913 Webster]

{To reckon without one's host}, to ignore in a calculation or arrangement the person whose assent is essential; hence, to reckon erroneously. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   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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