What does reckon mean?

Definitions for reckon
ˈrɛk ənreck·on

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reckon.

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"

Wiktionary

  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;

  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.

    Parfay," sayst thou, sometime he reckon shall." Chaucer.

  7. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RECKONverb

    Etymology: reccan , Saxon; reckenen, Dutch.

    The priest shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that remain, and it shall be abated. Lev. xxvii. 18.

    Numb’ring of his virtues praise,
    Death lost the reckoning of his days. Richard Crashaw.

    When are questions belonging to all finite existences by us reckoned from some known parts of this sensible world, and from some certain epochs marked out by motions in it. John Locke.

    The freezing of water, or the blowing of a plant, returning at equidistant periods, would as well serve men to reckon their years by, as the motions of the sun. John Locke.

    I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church, though I only told three sides of it. Addison.

    Would the Dutch be content with the military government and revenues, and reckon it among what shall be thought necessary for their barrier? Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.

    A multitude of cities are reckoned up by the geographers, particularly by Ptolemy. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

    Where we cannot be persuaded that the will of God is, we should far reject the authority of men, as to reckon it nothing. Richard Hooker.

    Varro’s aviary is still so famous, that it is reckoned for one of those notables, which men of foreign nations record. Henry Wotton.

    For him I reckon not in high estate;
    But thee, whose strength, while virtue was her mate,
    Might have subdu’d the earth. John Milton, Agonistes.

    People, young and raw, and soft-natured, are apt to think it an easy thing to gain love, and reckon their own friendship a sure price of another man’s: but when experience shall have shewn them the hardness of most hearts, the hollowness of others and the baseness of all, they will find that a friend is the gift of God, and that he only, who made hearts, can unite them. Robert South, Sermons.

    To him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. Romans iv. 4.

  2. To Reckonverb

    We may fairly reckon, that this first age of apostles, with that second generation of many who were their immediate converts, extended to the middle of the second century. Add.

    We shall not spend a large expence of time,
    Before we reckon with your several loves,
    And make us even with you. William Shakespeare.

    I call posterity
    Into the debt, and reckon on her head. Ben Jonson.

    If they fail in their bounden duty, they shall reckon for it one day. Robert Sanderson, Judgment.

    God suffers the most grievous sins of particular persons to go unpunished in this world, because his justice will have another opportunity to meet and reckon with them. John Tillotson.

    You reckon upon losing your friends kindness, when you have sufficiently convinced them, they can never hope for any of yours. William Temple, Miscellanies.

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

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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. Stu Pengelly:

    A quiche would cook in 2 hours, I reckon.

  2. President Obama on Thursday:

    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, and it is in our power to do something about it.

  3. Elsa Montagnon:

    The comet is a very, very active object at the moment, it's a bit as if you were to imagine taking your car through a snowstorm, we reckon it should be safe but as soon as we see activity coming back we may have to retreat further.

  4. Thomas Hobbes:

    Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: but they are the money of fools.

  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, zusammenrechnen, vermuten, ausrechnen, berrechnen, rechnen mit, schätzen, rechnen, mutmaßen, kalkulieren, errechnenGerman
  • calcular, tantear, adjudicar, concluir, estimar, atribuir, contar, suponerSpanish
  • روی چیزی حساب کردنPersian
  • considérer, estimerFrench
  • माननाHindi
  • חושבHebrew
  • တွက်Burmese
  • veronderstellenDutch
  • полагать, подсчитывать, считатьRussian
  • izračunatiSerbo-Croatian
  • கணக்கிடுங்கள்Tamil
  • คิดThai
  • سمجھوUrdu
  • 估計Chinese

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