verb (used with object), re·set, re·set·ting.
verb (used without object), re·set, re·set·ting.
Examples from the Web for reset
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|DAILY BEAST
“It was like a reset…I could have my vacation away from Chris,” she says.
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|Jason Lynch|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When this occurred, the practice was to rake out both water cress and alg and reset the entire bed.
As the bit wears, the stones must be reset from time to time.
There was no other necklace like it anywhere, though some folks who did not own it said it was old-fashioned, and should be reset.Ravenshoe|Henry Kingsley
Leaving me to reset the demoralized tents and do other chores, they started off, packing loads of about twenty-five pounds each.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
The gems mounted in gold rings, sold by Tavernier to the King, were reset in silver by native workmen.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
British Dictionary definitions for reset (1 of 2)
verb (riːˈsɛt) -sets, -setting or -set (tr)
British Dictionary definitions for reset (2 of 2)
verb (riːˈsɛt) -sets, -setting or -set
Word Origin for reset
Word Origin and History for reset
also re-set, 1650s, "place (a gem) in a new setting," from re- + set (v.). Related: Resetting. Meaning "cause a device to return to a former condition" is from 1847; intransitive sense from 1897. As a noun, from 1847.