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.]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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Reck"on, v. i.


To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing.



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."


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 onupon, 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.


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