a man/woman/person to reckon with

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a man/woman/person to reckon with

: someone who is strong and cannot be ignored
  • When she won her first three matches, the other players realized that she was a woman to reckon with.

Word by Word Definitions

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

  1. : to supply with people (as for service)

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of

woman play
  1. : an adult female person

  2. : a woman belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : womankind

person play
  1. : human, individual

  2. : a character or part in or as if in a play : guise

  3. : one of the three modes of being in the Trinitarian Godhead as understood by Christians

reckon play
  1. : count

  2. : estimate, compute

  3. : to determine by reference to a fixed basis


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