Dictionary.com

reckon

[ rek-uhn ]
/ 藞r蓻k 蓹n /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: reckon / reckoned / reckoning on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Verb Phrases
reckon with,
  1. to include in consideration or planning; anticipate: He hadn't reckoned with so many obstacles.
  2. to deal with: I have to reckon with many problems every day.
QUIZ
ALL IN FAVO(U)R OF THIS BRITISH VS. AMERICAN ENGLISH QUIZ
There's an ocean of difference between the way people speak English in the US vs. the UK. Are your language skills up to the task of telling the difference? Let's find out!
Question 1 of 7
True or false? British English and American English are only different when it comes to slang words.

Origin of reckon

before 1000; Middle English rekenen,Old English gerecenian (attested once) to report, pay; cognate with German rechnen to compute

OTHER WORDS FROM reckon

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reckon in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reckon

reckon
/ (藞r蓻k蓹n) /

verb

Word Origin for reckon

Old English (ge) recenian recount; related to Old Frisian rekenia, Old High German rehhan贸n to count
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with reckon

reckon

The American Heritage庐 Idioms Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK