A book that was reckoned a masterpiece.
I reckon so.
Reckon the cost.
An example of reckon is when you decide that someone is guity of a crime.
Reckoning on good weather.
I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church. Joseph Addison.
- to balance or settle accounts with
- to take into consideration
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of reckon
- 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
- 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.