Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To reckon incorrectly; miscalculate.
  • intransitive v. To engage in incorrect reckoning or miscalculation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To add (something) up incorrectly, make a wrong calculation of (an amount etc.).
  • v. To make a wrong calculation, to be in error.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To reckon wrongly; to miscalculate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To reckon or compute erroneously.

Etymologies

From mis- + reckon. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If I do not misreckon foully the queen spoke of both seeing and speaking with him during her progress hither.

    In Doublet and Hose A Story for Girls

  • I here, by the unexampled favour you stand in with our Sage, send not a Biography only, but an Autobiography: at least the materials for such; wherefrom, if I misreckon not, your perspicacity will draw fullest insight: and so the whole Philosophy and Philosopher of Clothes will stand clear to the wondering eyes of England, nay thence, through

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • Moreover, he had the art to misreckon men in their accounts, whether by weight, or measure, or money, and would often do it to his worldly advantage, and their loss.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • And whereas some have attributed the dominion to the man only, as being of the more excellent sex, they misreckon in it.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • And whereas some have attributed the Dominion to the Man onely, as being of the more excellent Sex; they misreckon in it.

    Leviathan

  • Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) acknowledged that his arguments for rough equality among humans apply to women: “whereas some have attributed the dominion [over children] to the man only, as being of the more excellent sex; they misreckon in it.

    Marriage and Domestic Partnership

  • “Look to yourself, Master Varney,” said Foster, “you may misreckon foully in this matter.

    Kenilworth

  • "Look to yourself, Master Varney," said Foster, "you may misreckon foully in this matter.

    Kenilworth

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