2. To concern; used impersonally. [Poetic]
What recks it them?Milton.
(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.Chaucer.
I reck not though I end my life to- day.Shak.
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.
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.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,