reckon has definitions from the field of mathematics
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[ verb ] expect, believe, or suppose

Examples

"I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel" "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"

Used in print

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

I would tell them I got a letter from home stating that five of my Negroes had run_away and ten of Pappies But I wold say I recond he did not mind it for he had a plenty more left and_then they would lean to me like a sore_eyd kitten to a basin of milk '' .

Private Jenkins_Lloyd_Jones of the Wisconsin_Light_Artillery wrote in his diary : `` I strolled among the Alabamans on the right , found some of the greenest specimens of humanity I think in the universe their ignorance being little less_than the slave they despise with as imperfect a dialect ' They Recooned as how you ' uns all would be a heap wus to we ' uns all '' ' .

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

I speak_of `` the largest possible measure '' because any person who supposes that these conditions can be universally and perfectly achieved - ever - reckons without the inherent imperfectability of himself and his fellow human_beings , and is therefore a dangerous man to have around .

(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)

Reckon you know the news '' .

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

You reckon there 's two men in_this state can shoot like that '' ?

2
[ verb ] judge to be probable

Used in print

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

Ritter proceeded , `` You now emerge into a new epoch in which late in the year 1819 or 1820 , you will have to reckon .

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

I speak_of `` the largest possible measure '' because any person who supposes that these conditions can be universally and perfectly achieved - ever - reckons without the inherent imperfectability of himself and his fellow human_beings , and is therefore a dangerous man to have around .

(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)

`` Not a danged thing but rattlesnakes , so I reckon I 'll get the boss rattler to help me '' .

3
[ verb ] (mathematics) make a mathematical calculation or computation

Used in print

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

While a wind wave never travels at more than 60 miles_per_hour , the velocity of a tsunami in the open sea must be reckoned in hundreds of miles_per_hour .

4
[ verb ] consider or deem to be; regard

Synonyms

consider see regard view

Examples

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

Used in print

(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)

The separate vocational or technical high_schools in the large cities must be reckoned as permanent institutions .

5
[ verb ] have faith or confidence in

Examples

"you can count on me to help you any time" "Look to your friends for support" "You can bet on that!" "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

Related terms

trust dependence

6
[ verb ] take account of

Synonyms

count

Examples

"You have to reckon with our opponents" "Count on the monsoon"

Related terms

estimate

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