- 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 (“to pay; arrange, dispose, reckon") and Ä¡erecenian (“to explain, recount, relate"); both from Proto-Germanic *rekanÅnÄ… (“to count, explain"), from Proto-Germanic *rekanaz (“swift, ready, prompt"), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚ƒroÇµÃ©ye- (“to straighten, direct"). Cognate with Scots rekkin (“to ennumerate, mention, narrate, rehearse, count, calculate, compute"), West Frisian rekkenje (“to account, tally, calculate, figure"), Dutch rekenen (“to count, calculate, reckon"), Low German rekenen (“to reckon"), German rechnen (“to count, reckon, calculate"), Swedish rÃ¤kna (“to count, calculate, reckon"), Icelandic reikna (“to figure"). See also reck, reach.