reck

verb
\ ˈrek How to pronounce reck (audio) \
recked; recking; recks

Definition of reck

intransitive verb

1 : worry, care
2 archaic : to be of account or interest : matter

transitive verb

1 archaic : to care for : regard
2 archaic : to matter to : concern

First Known Use of reck

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for reck

Middle English, to take heed, from Old English reccan; akin to Old High German ruohhen to take heed

Learn More About reck

Time Traveler for reck

Time Traveler

The first known use of reck was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near reck

reciting note

reck

reckan

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for reck

Cite this Entry

“Reck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reck. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!