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.
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 century
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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