Definitions for: Reckon


[v] expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
[v] make a mathematical calculation or computation
[v] consider or deem to be; regard; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
[v] judge to be probable
[v] take account of; "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon"
[v] have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"



Webster (1913) Definition: Reck"on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reckoned; p. pr. & vb.
n. Reckoning.] [OE. rekenen, AS. gerecenian to explain;
akin to D. rekenen to reckon, G. rechnen, OHG. rahnjan), and
to E. reck, rake an implement; the original sense probably
being, to bring together, count together. See Reck, v. t.]
1. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to
calculate.

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

I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the
outside of the church. --Addison.

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.

He was reckoned among the transgressors. --Luke
xxii. 37.

For him I reckon not in high estate. --Milton.

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

Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
--Rom. iv. 9.

Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for
a crime. --Hawthorne.

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.]

Syn: To number; enumerate; compute; calculate; estimate;
value; esteem; account; repute. See Calculate,
Guess.


Reck"on, v. i.
1. To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in
numbering or computing. --Shak.

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.

``Parfay,'' sayst thou, ``sometime he reckon
shall.'' --Chaucer.

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 or upon, to count or depend on.

To reckon with, to settle accounts or claims with; -- used
literally or figuratively.

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

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

Synonyms: calculate, cipher, compute, consider, count on, cypher, figure, forecast, guess, imagine, opine, regard, see, suppose, think, view, work out

See Also: abstract, add, add together, allow, anticipate, appreciate, approximate, average, average out, bank, believe, bet, budget, call, capitalise, capitalize, conceive, count, deduct, deem, depend, differentiate, disesteem, disrespect, divide, divine, esteem, estimate, expect, extract, extrapolate, factor, factor in, factor out, favor, favour, figure out, fraction, gauge, hold, idealise, idealize, identify, include, integrate, interpolate, judge, lick, like, look, make, miscalculate, misestimate, multiply, prise, prize, process, prorate, puzzle out, quantise, quantize, reason, recalculate, reckon, reconsider, reify, relativise, relativize, rely, resolve, respect, solve, subtract, survey, suspect, swear, take for, take into account, take off, treasure, trust, value, view as, work

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