2. To concern; — used impersonally. [Poetic]

What recks it them?

(Reck) v. i. To make account; to take heed; to care; to mind; — often followed by of. [Archaic]

Then reck I not, when I have lost my life.

I reck not though I end my life to- day.

Of me she recks not, nor my vain desire.
M. Arnold.

(Reck"less), a. [AS. recceleás, receleás.]

1. Inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent. Chaucer.

2. Rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless.

It made the king as reckless as them diligent.
Sir P. Sidney.

Syn. — Heedless; careless; mindless; thoughtless; negligent; indifferent; regardless; unconcerned; inattentive; remiss; rash.

Reck"less*ly, adv.Reck"less*ness, n.

(Reck"ling) a. Needing care; weak; feeble; as, a reckling child. H. Taylor.n. A weak child or animal. Tennyson.

(Reck"on) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reckoned (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reckoning.] [OE. rekenen, AS. gerecenian to explain; akin to D. rekenen to reckon, G. rechnen, OHG. rehhanon 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 calculate.

The priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain.
Lev. xxvii. 18.

I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church.

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.

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.

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, Guess.

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