reckon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v reckon expect, believe, or suppose "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel","I thought to find her in a bad state","he didn't think to find her in the kitchen","I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
    • v reckon make a mathematical calculation or computation
    • v reckon deem to be "She views this quite differently from me","I consider her to be shallow","I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
    • v reckon judge to be probable
    • v reckon take account of "You have to reckon with our opponents","Count on the monsoon"
    • v reckon have faith or confidence in "you can count on me to help you any time","Look to your friends for support","You can bet on that!","Depend on your family in times of crisis"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reckon To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value. "Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.""Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime."
    • Reckon 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. "“Parfay,” sayst thou, “sometime he reckon shall.”"
    • Reckon To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause; as, I reckon he won't try that again.
    • Reckon 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. "He was reckoned among the transgressors.""For him I reckon not in high estate."
    • Reckon To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate. "The priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain.""I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church."
    • Reckon To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reckon To count, or count up; compute; calculate; tell over by items or one by one: often with up.
    • reckon To take into account; include in an account or category; set to one's account; impute; charge or credit.
    • reckon To take account of; inquire into; consider.
    • reckon To hold in estimation as; regard; consider as being.
    • reckon Synonyms To enumerate, cast, cast up.
    • reckon Compute, Count, etc. (see calculate).
    • reckon To make a computation; cast up an account; figure up.
    • reckon To make an accounting; settle accounts; come to an adjustment or to terms: commonly followed by with.
    • reckon To give an account of one's self; make an explanation.
    • reckon To take account of the points or details of a subject; reason; discriminate.
    • reckon To base a calculation or expectation; rely; count; depend: with on or upon.
    • reckon To hold a supposition or impression; have a notion; think; suppose; guess: as, I reckon a storm is coming.
    • reckon To expect; intend.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Reckon rek′n to count: to place in the number or rank of: to esteem: to think, believe
    • v.i Reckon to calculate: to charge to account: to make up accounts: to settle accounts (fol. by with): to count or rely (with on or upon): to have an impression: to think: to suppose
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Quotations

  • Ellen Key
    Ellen Key
    “The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present.”
  • John R. Stott
    John R. Stott
    “Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.”
  • Samuel Butler
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    “I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.”
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    “We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service.”
  • Sigmund Freud
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    “We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is unfavorable to the realization of complete satisfaction.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rekenen, AS. gerecenian, to explain; akin to D. rekenen, to reckon, G. rechnen, OHG. rehhanōn,cf. Goth. rahnjan,), and to E. reck, rake, an implement; the original sense probably being, to bring together, count together. See Reck (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

I reckon Chicago maybe is as good a cowtown as there is.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
There's just two years between me and the promotion you reckon I can't get.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
I reckon we'll have to sort of take each other on faith.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
D'you reckon a railroad train c'd go faster'n that, Gideon!
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
Thar's where he oughter go this time, only I reckon no one's goin' ter take him down ter Bangor.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
What happened then was so wholly outside his reckoning that the preceding events of the evening retired tamely into the background.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
But I reckon 't is more of a dock he'll need.
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Yes, I reckon that there blessed bit of white ain't much more'n ten mile away.
"Turned Adrift" by Harry Collingwood
Denny may try to get a bit sweet on Miss Dorcas, but I reckon she can hold her own.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
I reckon I never told you, but you were a regular safety valve for me in those days.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
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In poetry:

They sang:—What reckoning do you keep,
And steer by what star,
If we come unscathed from the Southern deep
To be wrecked on a Baltic bar?
"The Rowers" by Rudyard Kipling
RAMON: Hast thou not also sinn'd,
Who hast made merry with me, — given thy power
To me, and when the hour of reckoning comes
Puttest me by?
"The King's Grief" by Cicely Fox Smith
Only a moment, as clocks can reckon,
Dwells the soul at that height of heights;
Ah, but I know why the wood-gods beckon,
Why the stars are as beacon lights.
"Middle Harbour" by John Le Gay Brereton
How so great man's strength be reckoned,
There are two things he cannot flee.
Love is the first, and Death is the second-
And Love in England hath taken me!
"Sir Richard's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
Little honey baby, yo' is all ma own,--
Deed yo' is.--Yes,--dat's a fia-fly;--
If I didn't hab yo'--reckon I'd be all alone;
(Rocky-bye--oh, rocky, rocky-bye.)
"A Southern Lullaby" by Virna Sheard
Each has his work, and his place, and his power,
Each has his day,— or it may be his hour,—
And we must render for all we have done
Separate reckonings, one by one.
"Bond Or Free? A Double Thought" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

One Day / Reckoning Song.
At Age 42, Mbarak Hussein Is Still A Force To Be Reckoned With.
Sandy is still is a force to be reckoned with.
The former high school sweethearts are a forced to be reckoned with.
Jacksonville proves an underdog to be reckoned with.
Or, I reckon, the ugly version of it.
Oil giant survives criminal reckoning for Gulf spill.
WASHINGTON — As the election approaches, it's not only candidates who face a reckoning.
"At Sea" from our November 29, 2007, CW Reckonings.
The iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad combined are a force to be reckoned with.
Fourth-Quarter Market Reports: The Reckoning Begins, Sort of.
A community spotlight article from our April 1, 2010, CW Reckonings.
"Special Report" from our March 13, 2009, CW Reckonings.
"At Sea" from our May 9, 2007, CW Reckonings.
John Brown's Day of Reckoning .
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In science:

The annular disc is extracted from the whole disc using a statistical algorithm based upon the technique of linear regression: following conventional definitions, an observation is reckoned to be unusual if the predictor is unusual, or if the response is unusual.
A refined Tully-Fisher relationship and a new scaling law for galaxy discs
Focussing on condensed forms, we are assured that there are no cycles in the graph, and hence no infinite chains to reckon with.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
We reckon that some new phenomenons may occur at low regularities.
On the propagation of weakly nonlinear random dispersive waves
Overall, we reckon that the whole data sample is compatible with the modeled uncertainties.
Improved Photometric Calibration of the SNLS and the SDSS Supernova Surveys
This recollapse is reckoned to mix and virialize the galactic material, and to re-ionize its ordinary matter.
Avatars of a Matter-Antimatter Universe
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