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Definition of RECKON

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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 implement; the original sense probably being, to bring together, count together. See {Reck}, v. t.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate. [1913 Webster]

              The priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain.             --Lev. xxvii.
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              I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church.                --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              He was reckoned among the transgressors. --Luke xxii. 37. [1913 Webster]

              For him I reckon not in high estate.  --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value. [1913 Webster]

              Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
                                                    --Rom. iv. 9. [1913 Webster]

              Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime.                              --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

     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.] [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To number; enumerate; compute; calculate; estimate; value; esteem; account; repute. See {Calculate}, {Guess}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 relations of desert or penalty. [1913 Webster]

              "Parfay," sayst thou, "sometime he reckon shall."
        --Chaucer.
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     {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} {To reckon upon}, to count or depend on; to include as a factor within one's considerations.

     {To reckon with},
        (a) to settle accounts or claims with; -- used literally or figuratively. (b) to include as a factor in one's plans or calculations; to anticipate. (c) to deal with; to handle; as, I have to reckon with raising three children as well as doing my job. [1913 Webster +PJC]

                  After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.  --Matt. xxv.
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     {To reckon without one's host}, to ignore in a calculation or arrangement the person whose assent is essential; hence, to reckon erroneously. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

139 Moby Thesaurus words for "reckon":
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