* (l) (obsolete)
To make account of; to care for; to heed; to regard; consider.
* Sir Philip Sidney
- this son of mine not recking danger
* 1603 , William Shakespeare, "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark", Act 1, Scene 3:
- And may you better reck the rede / Than ever did the adviser.
* 1922 , (James Joyce), Chapter 13
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven,
Whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,
And recks not his own rede.
To care; to matter.
* 1822 , John E. Hall (ed.), The Port Folio , vol. XIV
- Little recked he perhaps for what she felt, that dull aching void in her heart sometimes, piercing to the core.
- Little thou reck'st  of this sad store!
* 1900 , , Villanelle of Marguerite's , lines 10-11
*:She knows us not, nor recks if she enthrall
*:With voice and eyes and fashion of her hair
To concern, to be important
- Would thou might never reck  them more!
- It recks not!
(obsolete) To think.
- What recks it them?