verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to include in consideration or planning; anticipate: He hadn't reckoned with so many obstacles.
- to deal with: I have to reckon with many problems every day.
- recklinghausen's disease,
- recklinghausen's disease of bone,
- recklinghausen's tumor,
- reckon with,
Origin of reckon
Examples from the Web for reckoned
They were there to put on a show and deliver a message: behold, we are a technological power with which to be reckoned!
I think he had something to prove that he on his own was a force to be reckoned with.
But the band grew and grew and we were a force to be reckoned with as a concept.George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead|Curtis Stephen|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the Know-Nothings were briefly a force to be reckoned with.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock|John Avlon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As civil war loomed, Byron reckoned that dependency or continued occupation were the most probable outcomes.Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy|Michael Weiss|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is to be reckoned, not in terms of knowledge and organization, but of character.Progress and History|Various
A genuine liking for Prometheus Unbound may be reckoned the touch-stone of a mans capacity for understanding lyric poetry.Shelley|John Addington Symonds
As charm rings, too, must be reckoned those which enclosed small relics.Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
This is both the smallest and greatest breadth of India.324 The length is reckoned from west to east.
But for all that she was still a power to be reckoned with—an ally whose friendship was not to be despised.The Story of Brussels|Ernest Gilliat-Smith
Word Origin for reckon
c.1200, recenen, from Old English gerecenian "to explain, relate, recount," from West Germanic *(ga)rekenojanan (cf. Old Frisian rekenia, Middle Dutch and Dutch rekenen, Old High German rehhanon, German rechnen, Gothic rahnjan "to count, reckon"), from Proto-Germanic *rakinaz "ready, straightforward," from PIE *reg- "to move in a straight line," with derivatives meaning "direct in a straight line, rule" (see regal).
Intransitive sense "make a computation" is from c.1300. In I reckon, the sense is "hold an impression or opinion," and the expression, used parenthetically, dates from c.1600 and formerly was in literary use (Richardson, etc.), but came to be associated with U.S. Southern dialect and was regarded as provincial or vulgar. Related: Reckoned; reckoning.
In addition to the idiom beginning with reckon
- reckon with
- force to be reckoned with