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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RECKON, v.t. rek'n. [L. rego, rectus, whence regnum, regno, Eng. to reign and right.]
1. To count; to number; that is, to tell the particulars.
The priest shall reckon to him the money, according to the years that remain, even to the year of jubilee, and it shall be abated. Leviticus 27.
I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church.
2. To esteem; to account; to repute. Romans 8.
For him I reckon not in high estate.
3. To repute; to set in the number or rank of.
He was reckoned among the transgressors. Luke 22.
4. To assign in an account. rom. 4.
5. to compute; to calculate.
RECK'ON, v.i.
1. To reason with one's self and conclude from arguments.
I reckoned till morning, that as a lion, so will he break all my bones. Isaiah 38.
2. To charge to account; with on.
I call posterity into the debt, and reckon on her head.
3. To pay a penalty; to be answerable; with for.
If they fall in their bounden duty, they shall reckon for it one day.
1. To reckon with, to state an account with another, compare it with his account, ascertain the amount of each and the balance which one owes to the other. In this manner the countrymen of New England who have mutual dealings, reckon with each other at the end of each year, or as often as they think fit.
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. Matthew 25.
2. To call to punishment.
God suffers the most grievous sins of particular persons to go unpunished in this world, because his justice will have another opportunity to meet and reckon with them.
To reckon on or upon, to lay stress or dependence on. He reckons on the support of his friends.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up" [syn: think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess]
2: judge to be probable [syn: calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast]
3: deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do" [syn: see, consider, reckon, view, regard]
4: make a mathematical calculation or computation [syn: calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure]
5: have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis" [syn: count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon]
6: take account of; "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon" [syn: reckon, count]

Merriam Webster's

verb (reckoned; reckoning) Etymology: Middle English rekenen, from Old English -recenian (as in gerecenian to narrate); akin to Old English reccan Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. count <reckon the days till Christmas> b. estimate, compute <reckon the height of a building> c. to determine by reference to a fixed basis <the existence of the United States is reckoned from the Declaration of Independence> 2. to regard or think of as ; consider 3. chiefly dialect think, suppose <I reckon I've outlived my time Ellen Glasgow> intransitive verb 1. to settle accounts 2. to make a calculation 3. a. judge b. chiefly dialect suppose, think 4. to accept something as certain ; place reliance <I reckon on your promise to help>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 tr. count or compute by calculation. 2 tr. (foll. by in) count in or include in computation. 3 tr. (often foll. by as or to be) consider or regard (reckon him wise; reckon them to be beyond hope). 4 tr. a (foll. by that + clause) conclude after calculation; be of the considered opinion. b colloq. (foll. by to + infin.) expect (reckons to finish by Friday). 5 intr. make calculations; add up an account or sum. 6 intr. (foll. by on, upon) rely on, count on, or base plans on. 7 intr. (foll. by with) a take into account. b settle accounts with. Phrases and idioms: reckon up 1 count up; find the total of. 2 settle accounts. to be reckoned with of considerable importance; not to be ignored. Etymology: OE (ge)recenian f. WG

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reckon Reck"on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reckoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Reckoning.] [OE. rekenen, AS. gerecenian to explain; akin to D. rekenen to reckon, G. rechnen, OHG. rahnjan), and to E. reck, rake an implement; the original sense probably being, to bring together, count together. See Reck, v. t.] 1. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate. The priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain. --Lev. xxvii. 18. I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church. --Addison. 2. To count as in a number, rank, or series; to estimate by rank or quality; to place by estimation; to account; to esteem; to repute. He was reckoned among the transgressors. --Luke xxii. 37. For him I reckon not in high estate. --Milton. 3. To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value. Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. --Rom. iv. 9. Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime. --Hawthorne. 4. To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause; as, I reckon he won't try that again. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] Syn: To number; enumerate; compute; calculate; estimate; value; esteem; account; repute. See Calculate, Guess.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reckon Reck"on, v. i. 1. To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing. --Shak. 2. To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust relations of desert or penalty. ``Parfay,'' sayst thou, ``sometime he reckon shall.'' --Chaucer. To reckon for, to answer for; to pay the account for. ``If they fail in their bounden duty, they shall reckon for it one day.'' --Bp. Sanderson. To reckon on or upon, to count or depend on. To reckon with, to settle accounts or claims with; -- used literally or figuratively. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. --Matt. xxv. 19. To reckon without one's host, to ignore in a calculation or arrangement the person whose assent is essential; hence, to reckon erroneously.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(reckons, reckoning, reckoned) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. If you reckon that something is true, you think that it is true. (INFORMAL) Toni reckoned that it must be about three o'clock... = think VERB: V that 2. If something is reckoned to be a particular figure, it is calculated to be roughly that amount. The star's surface temperature is reckoned to be minus 75 degrees celcius... There was a proportion of research, which I reckoned at not more than 30 percent, that was basic research. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed to-inf, be V-ed at n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Count, number, compute, calculate, enumerate, cast, cast up. 2. Estimate, esteem, account, regard, repute, value. II. v. n. Compute, calculate, estimate, cast account.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

To reckon with one's host; to make an erroneous judgment in one's own favour. To cast-up one's reckoning or accounts; to vomit.

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