follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

reckoner

[rek-uh-ner] /ˈrɛk ə nər/
noun
1.
a person who reckons.
2.
Also called ready reckoner. a collection of mathematical and other tables for ready calculation.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see reckon, -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for reckoner

reckoner

/ˈrɛkənə/
noun
1.
any of various devices or tables used to facilitate reckoning, esp a ready reckoner
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for reckoner
n.

early 13c., agent noun from reckon. Especially "book of tables used in calculation," often known as a ready reckoner.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for reckoner

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for reckoner

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends