Meaning of “reckon” in the English Dictionary

"reckon" in British English

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uk /ˈrek.ən/ us /ˈrek.ən/

reckon verb (THINK)

B2 [ I ] informal to think or believe:

I reckon it's going to rain.
[ + (that) ] How much do you reckon (that) it's going to cost?
"Can you fix my car today?" "I reckon not/so (= probably not/probably)."

More examples

  • "How old do I reckon she is? I'd say 38." "Spot on."
  • She's been promising to pay back the money for six months, but I reckon she's just stringing me along.
  • He reckons all policemen are fascists and bullies.
  • There was a man on the news last night who reckons we've been visited by beings from other worlds.
  • I paid for the tickets and you bought dinner so we're quits, I reckon.

(Definition of “reckon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reckon" in American English

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reckonverb [ T ]

us /ˈrek·ən/

reckon verb [ T ] (CALCULATE)

to calculate an amount based on facts or on your expectations:

Do you reckon this watch has a little value?
[ + that clause ] Brusca reckons that the value of all goods and services produced declined last quarter.

reckon verb [ T ] (CONSIDER)

to consider or have the opinion that something is as stated:

She reckoned they were both equally responsible.
She was widely reckoned to be the best actress of her generation.
I reckon I better get goin’ now.
noun [ U ] us /ˈrek·ə·nɪŋ/

By my reckoning, we should get there in another hour or so.

(Definition of “reckon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reckon" in Business English

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reckonverb [ T ]

uk /ˈrekən/ us

to calculate an amount:

Fees are reckoned in Euros but can be paid in any currency.

to give a general idea about an amount or number:

The authors reckon that public sector debt is over 65% of GDP.
sth is reckoned to be sth The market value is reckoned to be 10 million dollars.
The deal is reckoned to be worth $14.4 billion.

(Definition of “reckon” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)