Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

reckon

 - definitions and thesaurus
 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
verb reckon pronunciation in British English /ˈrekən/
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyreckon
he/she/itreckons
present participlereckoning
past tensereckoned
past participlereckoned
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] [not usually progressive] spoken to believe that something is true
    reckon (that): I reckon there’s something wrong with him.
    be reckoned to be something: It is generally reckoned to be the best restaurant in town.
    1. a.
      to have a particular opinion about someone or something
      I think it’ll work. What do you reckon?
      what do you reckon to? (=what is your opinion of): What do you reckon to her new boyfriend?
  2. 2
    [transitive] to calculate something
    Analysts reckon their profits have fallen by around 10%.
    Synonyms and related words
  3. 3
    [intransitive] British informal if you reckon to do something, you expect to do it
    We reckon to be finished by this afternoon.

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

red market

the buying and selling of human organs

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog