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.
- re·set·ta·ble, adjective
- re·set·ter, noun
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How to use reset in a sentence
The result is a chance for an early reset with a trip to Pittsburgh looming Sunday.For first time in three weeks, Capitals could be at full strength Sunday | Samantha Pell | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
A 30-minute run would be the perfect reset, but it’s 35 degrees and windy.5 Pieces of Gear That Help Me Stay Active During Winter | Jakob Schiller | February 11, 2021 | Outside Online
If you’re dealing with a MacBook, get it charging before starting the reset, so a dead battery doesn’t interrupt it.How to reset your devices without losing everything | David Nield | January 28, 2021 | Popular-Science
If you think your phone might have been compromised in some way, make sure you back up all of your data first, then perform a full reset.Here’s your checklist for maximum smartphone security | David Nield | January 21, 2021 | Popular-Science
Darche pinned his hope on a reset he expects the new matrix to bring.
As one national Republican strategist told The Daily Beast, the race “reset” when Moulton won the primary in September.
“A referendum on self-determination is necessary to reset the relationship between Catalonia and Spain,” according to the site.
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 | Tim Mak | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“It was like a reset…I could have my vacation away from Chris,” she says.
Our first episode will really hang a lantern on everything being reset, and they just go right back to who they were.'Archer Creator Adam Reed on 'Vice,' Season 6's 'Unreboot,' and New Characters | Marlow Stern | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These two reset the switches for the main track, leaving everything as they had found it, and then crossed over to the auto.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
After her absence in that apartment long enough to reset the trap, he was startled by a scream from the same quarter.The Well-Beloved | Thomas Hardy
As he was wakeful and restless he again arose, proceeded to the kitchen with a light, and removing the mouse reset the trap.The Well-Beloved | Thomas Hardy
She soon had it cleaned and the bulbs reset, and it was not long before there were flowers for every month in the year.The American Country Girl | Martha Foote Crow
Afterwards they would see how he reset the trap, and then backed away, removing every possible evidence of his presence.The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound | George A. Warren
British Dictionary definitions for reset (1 of 2)
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
- resetter, noun
British Dictionary definitions for reset (2 of 2)
to receive or handle goods knowing they have been stolen
the receiving of stolen goods
- resetter, noun
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