Definition of


  1. (verb, cognition) expect, believe, or suppose
    I thought to find her in a bad state
    he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
  2. (verb, cognition) judge to be probable
  3. (verb, cognition) deem to be
    I consider her to be shallow
    I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  4. (verb, cognition) make a mathematical calculation or computation
  5. (verb, cognition) have faith or confidence in
    Look to your friends for support
    You can bet on that!
    Depend on your family in times of crisis
  6. (verb, cognition) take account of
    Count on the monsoon

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Origin of the word Reckon

  1. O.E. gerecenian "to recount, relate," from W.Gmc. *(ga)rekenojanan (cf. O.Fris. rekenia, M.L.G. rekenen, O.H.G. rehhanon, Ger. rechnen, Goth. rahnjan "to count, reckon"), from P.Gmc. *rakinaz "ready, straightforward," from PIE *reg- "to move in a straight line." I reckon, used parenthetically, is now dialecta… more

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