- Reckon is something you believe or decide after thinking about it for a while.
An example of reckon is when you decide that someone is guity of a crime.
- to count; figure up; compute
- to consider as; regard as being: reckon them friends
- to judge; consider; estimate
- Informal, Dialectal to think; suppose
Origin of reckonMiddle English rekkenen ; from Old English -recenian, akin to German rechnen, to count ; from Indo-European base an unverified form reĝ-, to put in order, straight from source right, Classical Latin regere, to rule
- to count up; figure
- Informal to depend or rely (on): reckoning on good weather
- Informal to think; suppose
- to balance or settle accounts with
- to take into consideration
verbreck·oned, reck·on·ing, reck·ons
- To count or compute: reckon the cost. See Synonyms at calculate.
- To consider as being; regard as: a book that was reckoned a masterpiece. See Synonyms at consider.
- Chiefly Southern & South Midland a. To think or conclude: I reckon what you say is true.b. To expect or intend (to do something): “You reckon to call the sheriff?” (Cormac McCarthy).
- To make a calculation; figure.
- Chiefly South & South Midland To think or believe: I reckon so.
Origin of reckonMiddle English reknen, from Old English gerecenian, to recount, arrange; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present reckons, present participle reckoning, simple past and past participle reckoned)
- To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate.
- I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church. Joseph 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.
- To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value.
- To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause;
- (intransitive) 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.
From Middle English rekenen, from Old English recenian (â€œto pay; arrange, dispose, reckonâ€) and Ä¡erecenian (â€œto explain, recount, relateâ€); both from Proto-Germanic *rekanÅnÄ… (â€œto count, explainâ€), from Proto-Germanic *rekanaz (â€œswift, ready, promptâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚ƒroÇµÃ©ye- (â€œto straighten, directâ€). Cognate with Scots rekkin (â€œto ennumerate, mention, narrate, rehearse, count, calculate, computeâ€), West Frisian rekkenje (â€œto account, tally, calculate, figureâ€), Dutch rekenen (â€œto count, calculate, reckonâ€), Low German rekenen (â€œto reckonâ€), German rechnen (â€œto count, reckon, calculateâ€), Swedish rÃ¤kna (â€œto count, calculate, reckonâ€), Icelandic reikna (â€œto figureâ€). See also reck, reach.