RECKON, v.t. rek'n. [L. rego, rectus, whence regnum, regno, Eng. to reign and right.]1. To count; to number; that is, to tell the particulars.The priest shall reckon to him the money, according to the years that remain, even to the year of jubilee, and it shall be abated. Lev. 27.I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church.2. To esteem; to account; to repute. Rom. 8.For him I reckon not in high estate.3. To repute; to set in the number or rank of.He was reckoned among the transgressors. Luke 22.4. To assign in an account. rom. 4.5. to compute; to calculate.
- To reason with one's self and conclude from arguments.
I reckoned till morning, that as a lion, so will he break all my bones. – Is. xxxviii.
- To charge to account; with on.
I call posterity / Into the debt, and reckon on her head. – B. Jonson.
- To pay a penalty; to be answerable; with for.
If they fail in their bounden duty, they shall reckon for one day. – Sanderson.
- To think; to suppose. – Mitford.
To reckon with, to state an account with another, compare with his account, ascertain the amount of each and the balance which one owes to the other. In this manner the countrymen of New England who have mutual dealings, reckon with each other at the end of each year, or as often as they think fit.
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. – Math. xxv.
#2. To call to punishment.
God suffers the most grievous sins of particular persons to go unpunished in this world, because his justice will have another opportunity to meet and reckon with them. – Tillotson.
To reckon on or upon, to lay stress or dependence on. He reckons on the support of his friends.
RECK'ON, v.t. [rek'n; Sax. recan, reccan, to tell, to relate, to reck or care, to rule, to reckon; D. reckenen, to count or compute; G. rechnen, to count, to reckon, to esteem; and recken, to stretch, to strain, to rack; Sw. räkna, to count, to tell; Dan. regner, to reckon, to count, to rain. The Saxon word signifies not only to tell or count, but to reck or care, and to rule or govern; and the latter signification proves to be the L. rego, rectus, whence regnum, regno, Eng. to reign, and hence Sax. reht, riht, Eng. right, G. recht, &c. The primary sense of the root is to strain, and right is strained, stretched to a straight line; hence we see that these words all coincide with reach, stretch and rack, and we say, we are racked with care. It is probable that wreck and wretched are from the same root. Class Rg, No. 18, 21.]
- To count; to number; that is, to tell the particulars.
The priest shall reckon to him the money, according to the years that remain, even to the year of jubilee, and it shall be abated. – Lev. xxvii.
I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church. – Addison.
- To esteem; to account; to repute. – Rom. viii.
For him I reckon not in high estate. – Milton.
- To repute; to set in the number or rank of.
He was reckoned among the transgressors. – Luke xxii.
- To assign in an account. – Rom. iv.
- To compute; to calculate. – Addison.
- To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to
compute; to calculate.
- To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or
- 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 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.
- 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; as, I reckon he won't try that again.