Reck"on (rĕk"'n), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Reckoned (-'nd); p. pr.
& vb. n. Reckoning.] [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,
1. 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. Lev. xxvii.
I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the
outside of the church. Addison.
2. 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. Luke xxii. 37.
For him I reckon not in high
3. To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as
having a certain quality or value.
Faith was reckoned to Abraham for
righteousness. Rom. iv. 9.
Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her
for a crime. Hawthorne.
4. 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.
[Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.]
Syn. -- To number; enumerate; compute; calculate; estimate;
value; esteem; account; repute. See Calculate,
Reck"on, v. i. 1.
To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or
2. 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
To reckon for, to answer for; to pay the
account for. "If they fail in their bounden duty, they shall
reckon for it one day." Bp. Sanderson. -- To
reckon on or upon, to count or depend
on. -- To reckon with, to settle accounts
or claims with; -- used literally or figuratively.
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh,
and reckoneth with them. Matt. xxv. 19.
-- To reckon without one's host, to ignore in
a calculation or arrangement the person whose assent is essential;
hence, to reckon erroneously.