What does reckon mean?

Definitions for reckon
ˈrɛk ənreck·on

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Wiktionary

  1. reckonverb

    To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate.

    Etymology: Middle English rekenen, from gerecenian; akin to Dutch rekenen, German rechnen, Old High German rahnjan, and to English reck, rake; the original sense probably being, "to bring together, count together". See reck.

  2. reckonverb

    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.

    Etymology: Middle English rekenen, from gerecenian; akin to Dutch rekenen, German rechnen, Old High German rahnjan, and to English reck, rake; the original sense probably being, "to bring together, count together". See reck.

  3. reckonverb

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

    Etymology: Middle English rekenen, from gerecenian; akin to Dutch rekenen, German rechnen, Old High German rahnjan, and to English reck, rake; the original sense probably being, "to bring together, count together". See reck.

  4. reckonverb

    To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause;

    Etymology: Middle English rekenen, from gerecenian; akin to Dutch rekenen, German rechnen, Old High German rahnjan, and to English reck, rake; the original sense probably being, "to bring together, count together". See reck.

  5. reckonverb

    To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing.

    Etymology: Middle English rekenen, from gerecenian; akin to Dutch rekenen, German rechnen, Old High German rahnjan, and to English reck, rake; the original sense probably being, "to bring together, count together". See reck.

  6. reckonverb

    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.

    Etymology: Middle English rekenen, from gerecenian; akin to Dutch rekenen, German rechnen, Old High German rahnjan, and to English reck, rake; the original sense probably being, "to bring together, count together". See reck.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guessverb

    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"

  2. calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecastverb

    judge to be probable

  3. see, consider, reckon, view, regardverb

    deem to be

    "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"

  4. calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figureverb

    make a mathematical calculation or computation

  5. count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckonverb

    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"

  6. reckon, countverb

    take account of

    "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reckonverb

    to count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate

  2. Reckonverb

    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

  3. Reckonverb

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

  4. Reckonverb

    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

  5. Reckonverb

    to make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing

  6. Reckonverb

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reckon

    rek′n, v.t. to count: to place in the number or rank of: to esteem: to think, believe.—v.i. to calculate: to charge to account: to make up accounts: to settle accounts (fol. by with): to count or rely (with on or upon): to have an impression: to think: to suppose.—ns. Reck′oner; Reck′oning, an account of time: settlement of accounts, &c.: charges for entertainment: standing as to rank: (naut.) a calculation of the ship's position: (B.) estimation: value.—Reckon for, to be answerable for; Reckon on, or upon, to count or depend upon; Reckon without his host (see Host).—Day of reckoning, the day when an account must be given and a settlement made: the judgment-day. [A.S. ge-recenian, to explain; Ger. rechnen.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reckon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #884

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reckon' in Verbs Frequency: #476

How to pronounce reckon?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reckon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reckon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reckon in a Sentence

  1. Juana Summers of Mashable:

    He's built up a campaign with more than 50 paid staffers on the ground, just added a new press secretary, so it will be interesting to see whether or not he can turn these big crowds and attention that he's got across the country into a real force in Iowa that can reckon with Camp Clinton. And he said Saturday he thinks the Camp Clinton campaign is getting a little bit nervous about Camp Clinton.

  2. Ramzan Kadyrov:

    I declare to you that if anyone appears on your territory without your knowledge, it doesn't matter whether they're from Moscow or Stavropol, then shoot to kill. People need to reckon with us.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Far or forgot to me is nearShadow and sunlight are the sameThe vanished gods to me appearAnd one to me are shame and fame.They reckon ill who leave me outWhen me they fly, I am the wingsI am the doubter and the doubt,And I the hymn the Brahmin sings.

  4. The Leipzig court:

    Such restrictions, in their intensity, do not go beyond other passage and stopping bans as justified by road law requirements, which motorists always have to reckon with and which they principally have to accept.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.

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Translations for reckon

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  • اعتقدArabic
  • abschätzen, errechnen, kalkulieren, mutmaßen, rechnen, schätzen, rechnen mit, berrechnen, ausrechnen, vermuten, zusammenrechnenGerman
  • estimar, calcular, adjudicar, contar, suponer, atribuir, concluir, tantearSpanish
  • روی چیزی حساب کردنPersian
  • considérer, estimerFrench
  • माननाHindi
  • חושבHebrew
  • တွက်Burmese
  • veronderstellenDutch
  • считать, подсчитывать, полагатьRussian
  • izračunatiSerbo-Croatian
  • கணக்கிடுங்கள்Tamil
  • سمجھوUrdu
  • 估計Chinese

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