reckon

  • 1 Reckon — Reck on, v. i. 1. To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 reckon on — ˈreckon on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they reckon on he/she/it reckons on present participle reckoning on past tense reckoned on p …

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  • 3 Reckon — Reck on (r[e^]k n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reckoned} (r[e^]k nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reckoning}.] [OE. rekenen, AS. gerecenian to explain; akin to D. rekenen to reckon, G. rechnen, OHG. rehhan[=o]n (cf. Goth. rahnjan), and to E. reck, rake an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 reckon — reck‧on [ˈrekən] verb [transitive] 1. to guess a number or amount that you know something about but have not calculated exactly: reckon something to be something • The deal is reckoned to be worth over $1.3 billion. 2. formal to calculate an… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 reckon — 1. The inflected forms are reckoned, reckoning. 2. The use of reckon without any element of calculation or consideration as in I reckon it s time to go now has a tinge of the American south about it, although it was a standard use in literary… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 reckon up — [phrasal verb] reckon up (something) or reckon (something) up chiefly Brit : to calculate the total number or amount of (something) He reckoned up the bill. • • • Main Entry: ↑reckon …

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  • 7 reckon — O.E. gerecenian to recount, relate, from W.Gmc. * (ga)rekenojanan (Cf. O.Fris. rekenia, M.L.G. rekenen, O.H.G. rehhanon, Ger. rechnen, Goth. rahnjan to count, reckon ), from P.Gmc. *rakinaz ready, straightforward, from PIE *reg to move in a… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 reckon — ► VERB 1) calculate. 2) informal be of the opinion. 3) regard in a specified way. 4) (reckon on) rely on or be sure of. 5) (reckon with or without) take (or fail to take) into account …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 reckon — [rek′ən] vt. [ME rekkenen < OE recenian, akin to Ger rechnen, to count < IE base * reĝ , to put in order, straight > RIGHT, L regere, to rule] 1. to count; figure up; compute 2. a) to consider as; regard as being [reckon them friends] b) …

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  • 10 reckon — [v1] add up; evaluate account, appraise, approximate, calculate, call, cast, cipher, compute, conjecture, consider, count, count heads*, count noses*, deem, enumerate, esteem, estimate, figure, figure out, foot, gauge, guess, hold, judge, keep… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 reckon — index assess (appraise), calculate, consider, criticize (evaluate), determine, estimate, evaluate …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 reckon on — index expect (anticipate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 reckon up — index sum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 reckon on — reckon (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To place trust or confidence in: bank on (or upon), believe in, count on (or upon), depend on (or upon), rely on (or upon), trust (in). See TRUST …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 reckon — vb 1 *calculate, compute, estimate Analogous words: enumerate, *count, number: figure, total, *add, sum, cast, foot 2 *consider, regard, account, deem Analogous words: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 reckon — reck|on W3S2 [ˈrekən] v [T not in progressive] [: Old English; Origin: gerecenian to tell, explain ] 1.) spoken especially BrE to think or suppose something reckon (that) ▪ Do you reckon he ll agree to see us? ▪ The police reckon that whoever… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 reckon — verb (transitive not in progressive) 1 spoken especially BrE to think that something is a fact, or have a particular opinion about something: reckon (that): Wayne reckons we ought to call her. | Do you reckon they ll get married? 2 to guess a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 reckon */*/*/ — UK [ˈrekən] / US verb Word forms reckon : present tense I/you/we/they reckon he/she/it reckons present participle reckoning past tense reckoned past participle reckoned 1) a) [intransitive/transitive, not usually progressive] spoken to believe… …

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  • 19 reckon — reck|on [ rekən ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive not usually progressive MAINLY SPOKEN to believe that something is true: reckon (that): I reckon there s something wrong with him. be reckoned to be: It is generally reckoned to be the best… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 reckon — v. 1) (colloq. in AE) (d; intr.) ( to depend ) to reckon on (you can always reckon on my support) 2) (colloq. in AE) (d; intr.) ( to deal ) to reckon with (we ll have to reckon with him later) 3) (colloq.) (L) I reckon we ll have to see them… …

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