reckon

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verb reck·on \ˈre-kən\

Definition of reckon

reckoned

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reckoning

play \ˈre-kə-niŋ, ˈrek-niŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to regard or think of as :  consider

  4. 3 chiefly dialectal :  think, suppose I reckon I've outlived my time — Ellen Glasgow

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to settle accounts

  7. 2 :  to make a calculation

  8. 3a :  judgeb chiefly dialectal :  suppose, think

  9. 4 :  to accept something as certain :  place reliance I reckon on your promise to help

reckon with

  1. :  to take into consideration

reckon without

  1. :  to fail to consider :  ignore

Examples of reckon in a sentence

  1. I reckon that we'll have to leave early.

  2. Do you reckon you'll be able to go to the grocery store after work?

  3. We'll have to leave early, I reckon.

  4. They reckoned that they would reach their destination by noon.

  5. 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

reckon

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verb reck·on \ˈre-kən\

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

reckon

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verb reck·on \ˈre-kən\

Definition of reckon for Students

reckoned

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reckoning

  1. 1 :  to believe that something is true or possible I reckon we're lost.

  2. 2 :  calculate 1 They reckon the distance to be a mile.

  3. 3 :  to regard or think of as :  consider She was reckoned among the leaders.



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