Reckon Definition

reckoned, reckons
reckoned, reckons
To count; figure up; compute.
Webster's New World
To consider as; regard as being.
Reckon them friends.
Webster's New World
To depend or rely (on)
Reckoning on good weather.
Webster's New World
To think; suppose.
Webster's New World
To count up; figure.
Webster's New World
reckon with
  • to balance or settle accounts with
  • to take into consideration
Webster's New World

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Origin of Reckon

  • From Middle English rekenen, from Old English recenian (“to pay; arrange, dispose, reckon") and Ä¡erecenian (“to explain, recount, relate"); both from Proto-Germanic *rekanōnÄ… (“to count, explain"), from Proto-Germanic *rekanaz (“swift, ready, prompt"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃roǵéye- (“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 räkna (“to count, calculate, reckon"), Icelandic reikna (“to figure"). See also reck, reach.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English reknen from Old English gerecenian to recount, arrange reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition


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