[verb ree-set; noun ree-set]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for resetting
Beck copped to resetting the computer system, and was fired.The Intern Who Birthed The KAL007 Conspiracy Theories
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The security issue is where resetting relations carries the most potential weight.Obama's Latest Foreign Slip
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Resetting the traps, we returned to camp to take off the skins and dress them.With Axe and Rifle
"It's the panbread," he says, with the air of one who sweeps the board for a resetting of the pieces.The Helpers
They had seen him, too, resetting his snares upon the edges of the nests.The Secret Trails
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It is then ready for resetting or stowing away for next season's work.Natural and Artificial Duck Culture
All these stones want polishing, and many of them resetting.The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers
- 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
C14: from Old French receter, from Latin receptāre, from recipere to receive
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Word Origin and History for resetting
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