Definition of reckon
reckoningplay \ˈre-kə-niŋ, ˈrek-niŋ\
1a : count reckon the days till Christmasb : estimate, compute reckon the height of a buildingc : to determine by reference to a fixed basis the existence of the U.S. is reckoned from the Declaration of Independence
2 : to regard or think of as : consider
1 : to settle accounts
2 : to make a calculation
4 : to accept something as certain : place reliance I reckon on your promise to help
: to take into consideration
Examples of reckon in a Sentence
I reckon that we'll have to leave early.
Do you reckon you'll be able to go to the grocery store after work?
We'll have to leave early, I reckon.
They reckoned that they would reach their destination by noon.
Losses were reckoned to be over a million dollars.
Recent Examples of reckon from the Web
Her bubbly personality, ukulele skills and signature raspy voice made this then 12-year-old a force to be reckoned with, eventually earning the singer-songwriter a spot on the 2016 Billboard 21 Under 21 list of music's hottest young stars.
Winners Reunited with Tom Thibodeau, and suddenly the Timberwolves are a team to be reckoned with.
Cadieux reckoned that 95 percent of that was related to car design and car performance—
Posting a 33-2 record with 24 career KOs, Broner is a force to be reckoned with at the top of his game.
In a recent report on securing IoT, Cisco predicted there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020; Nokia reckons there will be 100 billion IoT devices by 2025, up from 12 billion in 2017.
The @BarbieStyle Instagram channel has established her as a force to be reckoned with on social media, too.
Labour insiders reckon that seats last time won by 6,000 votes must be regarded as likely lost; seats won by 8,000 as up for grabs; and seats won by the (by British standards) massive margin of 10,000 still requiring a lot of work.
Murphy blurs the line between establishment and insurgent just as Democrats reckon with whether their best candidates should come from within or outside the traditional party structure.
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Origin and Etymology of reckon
Middle English rekenen, from Old English -recenian (as in gerecenian to narrate); akin to Old English reccan
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
RECKON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reckon for English Language Learners
: to think or suppose (something) : to believe that (something) is true or possible
: to calculate or guess (an amount, number, value, etc.) : to have or form a general idea about (something)
: to think of (someone or something) as being something specified
RECKON Defined for Kids
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