reckon
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɹɛkən/
Verb

reckon (reckons, present participle reckoning; past and past participle reckoned)

  1. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Leviticus 27:18 ↗:
      then the priest shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that remain
    • 1705 (revised 1718), Joseph Addison, Remarks on Several Parts of Italy
      {I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church.
  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.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Isaiah 53:12 ↗:
      He was reckoned among the transgressors
    • 1671, John Milton, Samson Agonistes
      For him I reckon not in high estate Whom long descent of birth, Or the sphere of fortune, raises
  3. To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value.
    • 1611, King James Version, Romans 4:9
      […] faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
    • Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime.
  4. (colloquial) To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause
    I reckon he won't try that again.
    • 1611, King James Version, Romans 8:18
      For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
    • 1611, King James Version, Romans 6:11
      Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin.
  5. To reckon with something or somebody or not, i.e to reckon without something or somebody: to take into account, deal with, consider or not, i.e. to misjudge, ignore, not take into account, not deal with, not consider or fail to consider; e.g. reckon without one's host
  6. (intransitive) To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing.
  7. To come to an accounting; to draw up or settle accounts; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust relations of desert or penalty.
    • Parfay," sayst thou, sometime he reckon shall."
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