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Meaning of RECK

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Reck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recked}(obs. imp. {Roughte});
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Recking}.] [AS. reccan, r[=e]can, to care
    for; akin to OS. r[=o]kian, OHG. ruochan, G. geruhen, Icel.
    r[ae]kja, also to E. reckon, rake an implement. See {Rake},
    and cf. {Reckon}.]
    1. To make account of; to care for; to heed; to regard.
       [Archaic]
    
             This son of mine not recking danger.  --Sir P.
                                                   Sidney.
    
             And may you better reck the rede Than ever did the
             adviser.                              --Burns.
    
    2. To concern; -- used impersonally. [Poetic]
    
             What recks it them?                   --Milton.
    
    
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 

 

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