Reckoned
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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