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The problem is that television executives have got it into their heads that if one presenter on a show is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed heterosexual boy, the other must be a either black gay or a lesbian. Chalk and cheese, they reckon, works.
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Meaning of "reckon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RECKON

Old English (ge) recenian recount; related to Old Frisian rekenia, Old High German rehhanón to count.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RECKON

reckon  [ˈrɛkən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RECKON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Reckon is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb reckon in English.

WHAT DOES RECKON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

reckon

Counting

Counting is the action of finding the number of elements of a finite set of objects. The traditional way of counting consists of continually increasing a counter by a unit for every element of the set, in some order, while marking those elements to avoid visiting the same element more than once, until no unmarked elements are left; if the counter was set to one after the first object, the value after visiting the final object gives the desired number of elements. The related term enumeration refers to uniquely identifying the elements of a finite set or infinite set by assigning a number to each element. Counting using tally marks at Hanakapiai Beach Counting sometimes involves numbers other than one; for example, when counting money, counting out change, "counting by twos", or "counting by fives". There is archeological evidence suggesting that humans have been counting for at least 50,000 years. Counting was primarily used by ancient cultures to keep track of social and economic data such as number of group members, prey animals, property, or debts. The development of counting led to the development of mathematical notation, numeral systems, and writing.

Definition of reckon in the English dictionary

The first definition of reckon in the dictionary is to calculate or ascertain by calculating; compute. Other definition of reckon is to include; count as part of a set or class. Reckon is also to consider or regard.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RECKON

PRESENT

Present
I reckon
you reckon
he/she/it reckons
we reckon
you reckon
they reckon
Present continuous
I am reckoning
you are reckoning
he/she/it is reckoning
we are reckoning
you are reckoning
they are reckoning
Present perfect
I have reckoned
you have reckoned
he/she/it has reckoned
we have reckoned
you have reckoned
they have reckoned
Present perfect continuous
I have been reckoning
you have been reckoning
he/she/it has been reckoning
we have been reckoning
you have been reckoning
they have been reckoning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I reckoned
you reckoned
he/she/it reckoned
we reckoned
you reckoned
they reckoned
Past continuous
I was reckoning
you were reckoning
he/she/it was reckoning
we were reckoning
you were reckoning
they were reckoning
Past perfect
I had reckoned
you had reckoned
he/she/it had reckoned
we had reckoned
you had reckoned
they had reckoned
Past perfect continuous
I had been reckoning
you had been reckoning
he/she/it had been reckoning
we had been reckoning
you had been reckoning
they had been reckoning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will reckon
you will reckon
he/she/it will reckon
we will reckon
you will reckon
they will reckon
Future continuous
I will be reckoning
you will be reckoning
he/she/it will be reckoning
we will be reckoning
you will be reckoning
they will be reckoning
Future perfect
I will have reckoned
you will have reckoned
he/she/it will have reckoned
we will have reckoned
you will have reckoned
they will have reckoned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been reckoning
you will have been reckoning
he/she/it will have been reckoning
we will have been reckoning
you will have been reckoning
they will have been reckoning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would reckon
you would reckon
he/she/it would reckon
we would reckon
you would reckon
they would reckon
Conditional continuous
I would be reckoning
you would be reckoning
he/she/it would be reckoning
we would be reckoning
you would be reckoning
they would be reckoning
Conditional perfect
I would have reckon
you would have reckon
he/she/it would have reckon
we would have reckon
you would have reckon
they would have reckon
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been reckoning
you would have been reckoning
he/she/it would have been reckoning
we would have been reckoning
you would have been reckoning
they would have been reckoning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you reckon
we let´s reckon
you reckon
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to reckon
Past participle
reckoned
Present Participle
reckoning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RECKON


African
ˈæfrɪkən
American
əˈmɛrɪkən
beckon
ˈbɛkən
Brecon
ˈbrɛkən
broken
ˈbrəʊkən
Deccan
ˈdɛkən
Dominican
dəˈmɪnɪkən
drucken
ˈdrʌkən
hurricane
ˈhʌrɪkən
Lincoln
ˈlɪŋkən
Mexican
ˈmɛksɪkən
Mixtecan
ˈmiːˌstɛkən
overreckon
ˌəʊvəˈrɛkən
pekan
ˈpɛkən
reckan
ˈrɛkən
schnecken
ˈʃnɛkən
silicon
ˈsɪlɪkən
spoken
ˈspəʊkən
taken
ˈteɪkən
Uto-Aztecan
ˈjuːtəʊˈæztɛkən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RECKON

reciter
reck
reckan
reckless
reckless driver
reckless driving
reckless endangerment
recklessly
recklessness
Recklinghausen
reckoner
reckoning
reclad
reclaim
reclaimable
reclaimably
reclaimant
reclaimer
reclamation
reclasp

WORDS THAT END LIKE RECKON

alexipharmakon
Budokon
daikon
dykon
eikon
ikon
leukon
misreckon
Oerlikon
out-reckon
Pentelikon
technikon
the Yukon
weakon
Yukon

Synonyms and antonyms of reckon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RECKON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «reckon» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of reckon

Translation of «reckon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RECKON

Find out the translation of reckon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of reckon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «reckon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

猜想
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

opinar
570 millions of speakers

English

reckon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लगता है
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَحْسُبُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

считать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

calcular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শ্রেণীভুক্ত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

penser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anggap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

meinen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

判断する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

간주하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Reckon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghĩ là
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கணக்கிடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गणना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hesaba katmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

calcolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przypuścić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вважати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a considera
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λογαριάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reken
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

räkna ut
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

synes
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of reckon

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RECKON»

The term «reckon» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.463 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RECKON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «reckon» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «reckon» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about reckon

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10 QUOTES WITH «RECKON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word reckon.
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Alfred Adler
Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
2
Roger Bacon
All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
3
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Your private life should be private. I reckon that's a good thing that you talk about your work and you talk about what you're doing, but without having to go into how your brother's been and how your mum's been because none of that's really relevant.
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Jeremy Clarkson
The problem is that television executives have got it into their heads that if one presenter on a show is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed heterosexual boy, the other must be a either black gay or a lesbian. Chalk and cheese, they reckon, works.
5
Jacques Derrida
In philosophy, you have to reckon with the implicit level of an accumulated reserve, and thus with a very great number of relays, with the shared responsibility of these relays.
6
Joyce DeWitt
I reckon I probably worked for Euripides a long time ago. I do think we have many Earth walks and it's possible that he's an old friend. Does that sound too stupid for words? Quite frankly I think I've been an actor in so many lifetimes.
7
Jakob Dylan
If I'm judged against my peers, rather than anyone else we could both think of, then I reckon I deserve to make records.
8
Blake Edwards
I reckon this could mean another 10 million at the box office.
9
Peter Garrett
At an everyday level I would reckon myself more than fortunate.
10
Gareth Gates
I've got my feet firmly on the ground, I can't see life changing too much. I reckon more girls will talk to me at college and more people will look at me, but they know me for who I am.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RECKON»

Discover the use of reckon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to reckon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Transitional Justice: How Emerging Democracies Reckon with ...
Examines more than 20 transitions from World War II to the present, including the denazification programs of the 1950s, democratic transformations in southern Europe in the mid '70s and Latin America in the '80s, and decommunization efforts ...
Neil J. Kritz, 1995
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Something to Reckon with: The Logic of Terms
By delving into the history and development of logic from its beginnings to the modern era, George Englebretsen rehabilitates term logic and demonstrates that an enhanced traditional logic remains a viable possibility.
George Englebretsen, 1996
3
Y'Reckon?
My first two collections, J'Ever Notice? and 'Zat Right? were well received. It is my wish that these stories will bring my readers the same nostalgic entertainment and humor, both of which are wonderfully healing.
Stan Johnson, 2010
4
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe
This title has been removed from sale by Penguin Group, USA.
Bette Greene, 1999
5
Reckon with the River
Historical novel of the pioneers on the Ohio river in the early 19th century. Eighty year old woman rises from her death bed and leads her great-nephew and family to the promised land of Kentucky.
Clark McMeekin, 1941
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Transitional Justice: Laws, rulings, and reports
Includes over 100 laws, regulations and decrees, constitutional provisions, judicial decisions, reports of official, commissions of inquiry, and treaty excerpts from 28 countries and from international organizations.
Neil J. Kritz, 1995
7
The Spiritual Man
The first is mentioned in verse 11: “So also you, reckon yourselves to be dead to sin, but living to God in Christ Jesus.” This is faith. God says that our old man has been crucified with Christ, and we believe His Word. Thus we reckon ourselves ...
Watchman Nee, 1998
8
Romans: Verse-By-Verse
And they hear it said by God, and are asked to reckon it so ! Their path of faith is plain : "Reckon* ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God, in Christ Jesus." John Wesley truly counselled : "Frames and feelings fluctuate : These ...
William R. Newell, 1947
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Luella Campbell Beal: A Force to Reckon with
Heartwarming and compelling, this is an intimate, true story about the sacrifices, wisdom, innate persuasion and authority of a black matriarchal icon in the South.
Mary L. Beal, 2011
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One Body, One Spirit, and One New Man
We “reckon” ourselves dead, and we “reckon” ourselves alive. He translated into Chinese a hymn written by A. B. Simpson, the founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. That hymn says, “Let us reckon, reckon, reckon...Let us reckon ...
Witness Lee, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RECKON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term reckon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Backpackers reckon rental market in Queenstown is 'worse than …
But backpackers Jack Gow and Jamie Smith reckon they're lucky to have accommodation - of sorts. Both have jobs and somewhere to stay, unlike many of the ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
2
Obama on Charleston: America must reckon with gun violence, race
"Now is the time for mourning and for healing, but let's be clear: at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence ... «CBS News, Jun 15»
3
Obama: U.S. Must "Reckon" With Mass Violence
“At some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence … doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency. «RealClearPolitics, Jun 15»
4
Reckon launches new automation tool
According to Reckon, the product gives accountants the freedom to recommend different SME accounting software packages based on what's best for their ... «AccountantsDaily, Jun 15»
5
Our bros overseas reckon our flag designs are taking the piss
OPINION: So we've got our arses into gear to knock up some beaut flags, and the overseas media reckon we're a bit hard case and taking the piss. They've ... «Stuff.co.nz, May 15»
6
Black History Month Is a Time to Reckon With Police Bias Against …
Black History Month finds us writing over the corpses of black and brown girls killed by police officers who are enabled by a deeply flawed justice system. «Huffington Post, Feb 15»
7
Reckon Limited shares surge on bright outlook: Should you buy?
Reckon Limited (ASX: RKN) shares surged 8.5% on Monday after reporting a surprising 5% jump in its calendar year 2014 normalised net profit to $17.6 million. «Motley Fool Australia, Feb 15»
8
Reckon Ltd profit rises on new subs model
The chief executive of online accounting and legal software provider Reckon says the company's shift to a subsription model is paying dividends, and has tipped ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 15»
9
Like sweetcorn and Cliff? Market researchers reckon you're rightwing
Cliff Richard is top of the pops for Britain's rightwingers. If you like him, Cliff Richard is a favourite of Britain's rightwingers. If you like him, you'll also probably like ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
10
Reckon chief promises customer benefit after upgrade pain
Reckon chief executive Clive Rabie said he expected customers to forgive the company for problems with one of its products this week, as the upgrade which ... «The Australian Financial Review, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Reckon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/reckon>. Apr 2020 ».
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