Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To count or compute: synonym: calculate.
  • intransitive verb To consider as being; regard as: synonym: consider.
  • intransitive verb To think or conclude.
  • intransitive verb To expect or intend (to do something).
  • intransitive verb To make a calculation; figure.
  • intransitive verb Chiefly South & South Midland To think or believe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To count, or count up; compute; calculate; tell over by items or one by one: often with up.
  • To take into account; include in an account or category; set to one's account; impute; charge or credit.
  • To take account of; inquire into; consider.
  • To hold in estimation as; regard; consider as being.
  • Synonyms To enumerate, cast, cast up.
  • 1 and Compute, Count, etc. (see calculate).
  • To make a computation; cast up an account; figure up.
  • To make an accounting; settle accounts; come to an adjustment or to terms: commonly followed by with.
  • To give an account of one's self; make an explanation.
  • To take account of the points or details of a subject; reason; discriminate.
  • To base a calculation or expectation; rely; count; depend: with on or upon.
  • To hold a supposition or impression; have a notion; think; suppose; guess: as, I reckon a storm is coming.
  • To expect; intend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate.
  • transitive verb 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.
  • transitive verb To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value.
  • transitive verb Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S. To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause.
  • intransitive verb To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing.
  • intransitive verb 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.
  • intransitive verb to answer for; to pay the account for.
  • intransitive verb to count or depend on; to include as a factor within one's considerations.
  • intransitive verb to deal with; to handle.
  • intransitive verb to ignore in a calculation or arrangement the person whose assent is essential; hence, to reckon erroneously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate.
  • verb 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.
  • verb To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value.
  • verb To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause;
  • verb intransitive To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing.
  • verb 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb judge to be probable
  • verb have faith or confidence in
  • verb take account of
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
  • verb deem to be
  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation

Etymologies

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

[Middle English reknen, from Old English gerecenian, to recount, arrange; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English rekenen, from Old English recenian ("to pay; arrange, dispose, reckon") and ġerecenian ("to explain, recount, relate"); both from Proto-Germanic *rekanōnan (“to count, explain”), from Proto-Germanic *rekanaz (“swift, ready, prompt”), from Proto-Indo-European *reǵ- (“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.

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  • I didn't realize that bilbies said words like "reckon".

    July 10, 2015