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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reckon  \Reck"on\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reckoned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Reckoning}.]  [OE.  rekenen  AS  gerecenian  to  explain; 
  akin  to  D.  rekenen  to  reckon,  G.  rechnen  OHG.  rahnjan),  and 
  to  E.  reck,  rake  an  implement;  the  original  sense  probably 
  being  to  bring  together,  count  together.  See  {Reck},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  count  to  enumerate;  to  number;  also  to  compute;  to 
  The  priest  shall  reckon  to  him  the  money  according 
  to  the  years  that  remain.  --Lev.  xxvii. 
  I  reckoned  above  two  hundred  and  fifty  on  the 
  outside  of  the  church.  --Addison. 
  2.  To  count  as  in  a  number,  rank,  or  series;  to  estimate  by 
  rank  or  quality;  to  place  by  estimation;  to  account;  to 
  esteem;  to  repute. 
  He  was  reckoned  among  the  transgressors.  --Luke 
  xxii.  37. 
  For  him  I  reckon  not  in  high  estate.  --Milton. 
  3.  To  charge,  attribute,  or  adjudge  to  one  as  having  a 
  certain  quality  or  value. 
  Faith  was  reckoned  to  Abraham  for  righteousness. 
  --Rom.  iv  9. 
  Without  her  eccentricities  being  reckoned  to  her  for 
  a  crime.  --Hawthorne. 
  4.  To  conclude,  as  by  an  enumeration  and  balancing  of 
  chances;  hence  to  think;  to  suppose;  --  followed  by  an 
  objective  clause;  as  I  reckon  he  won't  try  that  again 
  [Prov.  Eng.  &  Colloq.  U.  S.] 
  Syn:  To  number;  enumerate;  compute;  calculate;  estimate; 
  value;  esteem;  account;  repute.  See  {Calculate}, 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reckoning  \Reck"on*ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  reckons,  counts,  or  computes;  the 
  result  of  reckoning  or  counting;  calculation. 
  a  An  account  of  time.  --Sandys. 
  b  Adjustment  of  claims  and  accounts;  settlement  of 
  obligations,  liabilities,  etc 
  Even  reckoning  makes  lasting  friends,  and  the 
  way  to  make  reckonings  even  is  to  make  them 
  often  --South. 
  He  quitted  London,  never  to  return  till  the  day 
  of  a  terrible  and  memorable  reckoning  had 
  arrived.  --Macaulay. 
  2.  The  charge  or  account  made  by  a  host  at  an  inn. 
  A  coin  would  have  a  nobler  use  than  to  pay  a 
  reckoning.  --Addison. 
  3.  Esteem;  account;  estimation. 
  You  make  no  further  reckoning  of  it  [beauty]  than  of 
  an  outward  fading  benefit  nature  bestowed.  --Sir  P. 
  4.  (Navigation) 
  a  The  calculation  of  a  ship's  position,  either  from 
  astronomical  observations,  or  from  the  record  of  the 
  courses  steered  and  distances  sailed  as  shown  by 
  compass  and  log  --  in  the  latter  case  called  dead 
  reckoning  (see  under  {Dead});  --  also  used  fro  dead 
  reckoning  in  contradistinction  to  observation. 
  b  The  position  of  a  ship  as  determined  by  calculation. 
  {To  be  out  of  her  reckoning},  to  be  at  a  distance  from  the 
  place  indicated  by  the  reckoning;  --  said  of  a  ship. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  problem  solving  that  involves  numbers  or  quantities  [syn:  {calculation}, 
  {computation},  {figuring}] 
  2:  a  bill  for  an  amount  due  [syn:  {tally}] 
  3:  the  act  of  counting  [syn:  {count},  {counting},  {numeration}, 
  {enumeration},  {tally}] 

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