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reset

[ verb ree-set; noun ree-set ]
/ verb ri藞s蓻t; noun 藞ri藢s蓻t /
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verb (used with object), re路set, re路set路ting.
verb (used without object), re路set, re路set路ting.
to become set again: The alarm bell resets automatically.
noun
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Origin of reset

First recorded in 1645鈥55; re- + set

OTHER WORDS FROM reset

re路set路ta路ble, adjectivere路set路ter, noun
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How to use reset in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reset (1 of 2)

reset1

verb (ri藧藞s蓻t) -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 (藞ri藧藢s蓻t)

Derived forms of reset

resetter, noun

British Dictionary definitions for reset (2 of 2)

reset2
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verb (ri藧藞s蓻t) -sets, -setting or -set
to receive or handle goods knowing they have been stolen
noun (藞ri藧藢s蓻t)
the receiving of stolen goods

Derived forms of reset

resetter, noun

Word Origin for reset

C14: from Old French receter, from Latin recept膩re, from recipere to receive
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