(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.