- to set again: to reset an alarm clock; to reset a broken bone.
- to set, adjust, or fix in a new or different way: to reset priorities; to reset prices.
- to illegally set back the odometer on (an auto or other vehicle) to a lower reading: a used-car dealer charged with resetting his cars.
- to become set again: The alarm bell resets automatically.
- an act or instance of setting again.
- an act or instance of setting, adjusting, or fixing something in a new or different way: A reset of relations between the two countries may be impossible. Company executives recognized the need for a reset in their business.
- something that is set again.
- a plant that is replanted.
- a device used in resetting an instrument or control mechanism.
Origin of reset
Related Words for resetreconstituted, transformed, immigrate, uproot, emigrate, remove, graft, reset, reboot, reorganize, revamp, readjust, reconstruct, rework, reposition, reshuffle, renewed, improved, revised, corrected
Examples from the Web for reset
Contemporary Examples of reset
As one national Republican strategist told The Daily Beast, the race “reset” when Moulton won the primary in September.The GOP’s Great Gay Hope Hits Trouble
October 30, 2014
“A referendum on self-determination is necessary to reset the relationship between Catalonia and Spain,” according to the site.Europe’s Secession Panic
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 18, 2014
Then he realized that he had hit button to reset all terminals, located right next to the button to reset one terminal.The Intern Who Birthed The KAL007 Conspiracy Theories
September 8, 2014
“It was like a reset…I could have my vacation away from Chris,” she says.The Woman Stuck in a Navy SEAL's Body
September 4, 2014
A week later, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—part of the same universe—had no choice but to pick up the pieces and hit the reset button.How ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Finally Found Its Way
May 14, 2014
Historical Examples of reset
Some of the diamonds had been reset, and she wore them at various official functions.The White Lie
William Le Queux
That will make no difference to the owner, as I shall have it reset at my own expense.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
These are yours; I saved them from the fire that day you behaved so rudely to them, and have had them reset.Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
The men were endeavoring to reset the switch for the main line contact.The Daughter of a Magnate
Frank H. Spearman
The men were again called, and together they reset all the head canvas.Labrador Days
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
- 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
- the act or an instance of setting again
- a thing that is set again
- a plant that has been recently transplanted
- a device for resetting instruments, controls, etc
- to receive or handle goods knowing they have been stolen
- the receiving of stolen goods