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 unreckoning
To Pittsburgh especially where men deal with devil-may-care risks and great stakes, come the adventurous and the unreckoning.
Impulse wild and unreckoning upleaped in the heart of Dick Colton then and there.The Flying Death|Samuel Hopkins Adams
He went his way, grouchy and unreckoning, secure in the sanctity that hedges a cook.The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
As the girl looked at him something of his unreckoning courage passed into her.The Right of Way, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Passed on to her fellows, it was caught up with an ardour equally mad and unreckoning.Missy|Dana Gatlin
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