[rek-lis] /ˈrɛk lɪs/
utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action; without caution; careless (usually followed by of):
to be reckless of danger.
characterized by or proceeding from such carelessness:
having or showing no regard for danger or consequences; heedless; rash: a reckless driver, a reckless attempt
Old English recceleaslice; see reckless + -ly (2).
Old English receleas “careless, thoughtless, heedless,” earlier reccileas, from *rece, recce “care, heed,” from reccan “to care” (see reck (v.)) + -less. The same affixed form is in German ruchlos, Dutch roekeloos “wicked.” Root verb reck (Old English reccan) is passing into obscurity.
[rek-ling-hou-zuh n] /ˈrɛk lɪŋˌhaʊ zən/ noun 1. a city in NW Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany. /German rɛklɪŋˈhauzən/ noun 1. an industrial city in NW Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia on the N edge of the Ruhr. Pop: 123 144 (2003 est)
[rek-uh n] /ˈrɛk ən/ verb (used with object) 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 […]
[rek-uh-ning] /ˈrɛk ə nɪŋ/ noun 1. count; computation; calculation. 2. the settlement of accounts, as between two companies. 3. a statement of an amount due; bill. 4. an accounting, as for things received or done. 5. an appraisal or judgment. 6. Navigation. . 7. . [rek-uh n] /ˈrɛk ən/ verb (used with object) 1. to […]
[rek-uh-ner] /ˈrɛk ə nər/ noun 1. a person who . 2. Also called ready reckoner. a collection of mathematical and other tables for ready calculation. /ˈrɛkənə/ noun 1. any of various devices or tables used to facilitate reckoning, esp a ready reckoner n. early 13c., agent noun from reckon. Especially “book of tables used in […]