- to take up or go on with again after interruption; continue: to resume a journey.
- to take or occupy again: to resume one's seat.
- to take or assume use or practice of again: to resume her maiden name.
- to take back: to resume the title to a property.
- to go on or continue after interruption: The dancing is about to resume.
- to begin again.
Origin of resume1
Examples from the Web for resuming
Yet more than a year after resuming office, the demands and expectations of journalists have not been realized.Iran Journalists to Rouhani: Stop Lying!
October 3, 2014
Nothing in the interim agreement would stop Iran from resuming such activity if negotiations break down, he said.Iran Top Nuke Negotiator: Deal Reversible In One Day
January 16, 2014
In the speech, he also called for opening a diplomatic interests section in Tehran and resuming commercial flights to the country.Hagel, Obama and Iran
December 19, 2012
Just getting home and resuming a kind of basic routine and spending time with friends and family was for me always enough.What It Feels Like to Lose a Presidential Election
November 5, 2012
Haaretz poll: Decisive majority (69%) in favor of resuming (social justice) protest.Social Protests Redux
June 26, 2012
Then Pierre, resuming his story, related all that the child had had to suffer.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
"Read the address on your despatch," said Gholson, resuming his pen.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
"Well, sit down and rest you both," she said, resuming her own place at the wheel.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
"She may be right there," said Arthur, gloomily, resuming his walk.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Silvere at last inquired, resuming the conversation in spite of himself.The Fortune of the Rougons
- to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
- (tr) to occupy again, take back, or recoverto resume one's seat; to resume possession
- (tr) to assume (a title, office, etc) againto resume the presidency
- archaic to summarize; make a résumé of
- a short descriptive summary, as of events
- US and Canadian another name for curriculum vitae
Word Origin and History for resuming
early 15c., "to regain, take back;" mid-15c., "recommence, continue, begin again after interruption," from Middle French resumer (14c.) and directly from Latin resumere "take again, take up again, assume again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sumere "take up" (cf. assume). Meaning "begin again" is mid-15c. Intransitive sense "proceed after interruption" is from 1802. Related: Resumed; resuming.
also résumé, 1804, "a summary," from French résumé, noun use of past participle of Middle French resumer "to sum up," from Latin resumere (see resume (v.)). Meaning "biographical summary of a person's career" is 1940s.