reset

[ verb ree-set; noun ree-set ]
/ verb riˈsɛt; noun ˈriˌsɛt /

verb (used with object), re·set, re·set·ting.

verb (used without object), re·set, re·set·ting.

to become set again: The alarm bell resets automatically.

noun

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Origin of reset

First recorded in 1645–55; re- + set

OTHER WORDS FROM reset

re·set·ta·ble, adjectivere·set·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reset (1 of 2)

reset1

verb (riːˈsɛt) -sets, -setting or -set (tr)

to set again (a broken bone, matter in type, a gemstone, etc)
to restore (a gauge, dial, etc) to zero
Also: clear to restore (the contents of a register or similar device) in a computer system to zero

noun (ˈriːˌsɛt)

Derived forms of reset

resetter, noun

British Dictionary definitions for reset (2 of 2)

reset2
/ Scot /

verb (riːˈsɛt) -sets, -setting or -set

to receive or handle goods knowing they have been stolen

noun (ˈriːˌsɛt)

the receiving of stolen goods

Derived forms of reset

resetter, noun

Word Origin for reset

C14: from Old French receter, from Latin receptāre, from recipere to receive
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