To reckon for
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To reckon on — 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

  • To reckon upon — 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

  • To reckon with — 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

  • To reckon without one's host — 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 for — verb To answer for; to pay the account for. If they fail in their bounden duty, they shall reckon for it one day. Bp. Sanderson …   Wiktionary

  • 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 (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 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

  • reckon with — 1 it s her mother you ll have to reckon with: DEAL WITH, contend with, face (up to). 2 they hadn t reckoned with her burning ambition: TAKE INTO ACCOUNT, take into consideration, bargain for/on, anticipate, foresee, be prepared for, consider; …   Useful english dictionary

  • reckon — reck|on [ rekən ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive not usually progressive MAINLY SPOKEN to believe that something is true: reckon (that): I reckon there s something wrong with him. be reckoned to be: It is generally reckoned to be the best… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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