- to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again.
- to produce a distinctly new version of (an established media franchise, as a film, TV show, video game, or comic book): The studio is rebooting Spider-Man.
- to make a change in (something) in order to establish a new beginning: She’s rebooting her career. Lower interest rates are intended to reboot the economy.
- (of a computer) to be restarted.
- an act or instance of restarting a computer.
- an act or instance of making a change in order to establish a new beginning: a reboot of our product line.
- a distinctly new version of an established media franchise: The show will be a gritty reboot of the classic TV series from the 1970s.
Examples from the Web for reboot
Another side of Spider-Man that might be interesting to explore in a reboot is seeing him as an adult.Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Studio's Detailed Plans For Another ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot
December 13, 2014
Fox also owns the rights to The Fantastic Four and a reboot of that series is already scheduled for release in 2015.The Coming Civil War: Iron Man Vs. Captain America 3
October 19, 2014
And the attempts to reboot GOProud are being actively mocked by the men who founded the group.Inside the Implosion of GOProud, the Right’s Most Notorious Pro-Gay Group
June 6, 2014
The city of Detroit is trying to reboot its film industry by offering large incentives.Can Hollywood Rejuvenate Detroit and America’s Bankrupt Cities?
May 15, 2014
Batman and Robin was such a calamity that it was easy to reboot.
- to shut down and restart (a computer system) or (of a computer system) to shut down and restart
Word Origin and History for reboot
A term that comes from computer usage. To reboot a computer is to start it up again after a computer crash. Hence, “reboot” has the connotation of starting a process over again.