Adjective "reckoned" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Establish by calculation.
  1. 'the Byzantine year was reckoned from 1 September'
  2. 'The sustainable level - where there is enough cod spawning to replace themselves is reckoned at 150,000 tonnes.'
  3. 'The authors also note that wildlife is reckoned to be the biggest source of income in Laotian villages after fishing.'
  4. 'That value has now been reckoned at €20 per week which should result in an additional income of €20,000 to the board.'
  5. 'In 2001, GDP - measured in the depreciated dollars of the day - was reckoned at just above $10 trillion.'
  6. 'In the fourth quarter, business investment was reckoned to be growing by more than 20% at an annual rate.'
  7. 'The total indebtedness of the company is reckoned at 17 billion euros.'
  8. 'India is now reckoned to be home to about 10 million Bangladeshis.'
  9. 'Indeed, when this series was shown in New York in 1895, the critic Montague Marks declared, ‘We do not hesitate to say that these prints will be reckoned among the most artistic of the century.’'
Be of the opinion.
  1. 'I reckon I can manage that'
  2. 'He reckons that men shouldn't use it, but women should.'
  3. 'Reid reckons that she has created something unique.'
  4. 'Rob also reckons that the south-west coast of Ireland has some of the best sailing grounds in the world - particularly around Roaring Water Bay in West Cork.'
  5. 'Bernie is aware of the danger, but doesn't reckon there will be a repeat performance.'
  6. 'Kenneth likes school and reckons that it is not hard.'
  7. 'Analysts reckon the business could be worth around £100m, says the paper.'
  8. 'Even if you manage to find a bargain, seasoned gemstone collectors reckon that you may need to hold the stones for as long as ten years to get a decent return.'
  9. 'The company reckons ID theft costs the UK economy £1.3 billion per year.'
  10. 'Additionally, some experts reckon that many Britons have lost their basic kitchen skills!'
  11. 'I always reckon there should be at least one impulse buy when looking for plants.'
  12. 'the event was reckoned a failure'
  13. 'I've driven in Paris, in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, in Rome and in Athens, all of them reckoned to be nightmarish.'
  14. 'But more than 1/3 of the population is still reckoned to be chronically malnourished.'
  15. 'Through his collection, he would be showing his painstakingly done works of embroidery for which he is reckoned to be among the best.'
  16. 'Sweden is not generally reckoned to have a particularly disadvantaged working class.'
  17. 'His first novel, published in 1987, was reckoned to be one of the finest literary debuts of the decade.'
  18. 'But in Mysore it seems the liberal arts were reckoned to be at least as attractive.'
  19. '‘What do you reckon on this place?’ she asked'
  20. 'Finally, what do our codebreakers reckon to Eric Lambert's thinking?'
  21. 'What would he reckon to them being assessed and designed in a similar way?'
  22. 'Marek could play three chords on his nylon-stringed guitar, and Bolek had a sense of rhythm, so we reckoned our chances of a stab at fame and fortune.'
Rely on or be sure of.
  1. 'However they had not reckoned on the scoring power of Ballina.'
  2. 'The enemy had not reckoned on the resilience of young Americans, whose grit, loyalty, and mordant humor saw them through the worst.'
  3. 'It doesn't take a genius to calculate that if the vendor reckoned on a gross margin of €15, and has not included taxation at source in setting his prices, his margin will be eaten up.'
  4. '‘You have to give yourself a bit of time, which is why I reckoned on two years,’ he said.'
  5. 'The idiots had reckoned on half a million turning up every year, but in 2004 only 30,000 went through the turnstiles.'
  6. 'He reckons on a traditional repertoire of over 100 poems and a good sense of humour.'
  7. 'They reckoned on getting an extra 150,000 people to the ballot box - and won the state by just over 146,000 votes.'
  8. 'Its first business plan reckoned on 250,000 visitors a year, but that was reduced to 135,000 after the award was made.'
  9. 'In an operation like this, the leadership reckons on a 10 per cent casualty rate for it to be successful.'
  10. 'Well prepared and very fit, we reckoned on eating 4000 calories a day.'
  11. 'I reckon to get away by two-thirty'
  12. 'He reckoned to survey Danefield Ward on the issue and we are told 90 per cent of the people living there are against the proposals.'
  13. 'He reckons to have selected his first squad for Saturday's opening day clash at Brunton Park but was giving little away as to his starting line-up.'
  14. 'He comes to town to shop for various goods and reckons to add a wife to that goods list.'
  15. 'She reckons to save about £100 a year on parking in town in this way.'

More definitions

1. to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount.

2. to esteem or consider; regard as: to be reckoned an authority in the field.

3. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. to think or suppose. verb (used without object)

4. to count; make a computation or calculation.

5. to settle accounts, as with a person (often followed by up).

6. to count, depend, or rely, as in expectation (often followed by on).

7. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. to think or suppo

More examples(as adjective)

"prices can be reckoned."

"sterlings can be reckoned."

"weaknesses can be reckoned."

"unions can be reckoned."

"speculators can be reckoned."

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(reckon)Old English ( ge)recenian ‘recount, relate’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch rekenen and German rechnen ‘to count (up)’. Early senses included ‘give an account of items received’ and ‘mention things in order’, which gave rise to the notion of ‘calculation’ and hence of ‘being of an opinion’.


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