resume

1
[ri-zoom]

verb (used with object), re·sumed, re·sum·ing.

to take up or go on with again after interruption; continue: to resume a journey.
to take or occupy again: to resume one's seat.
to take or assume use or practice of again: to resume her maiden name.
to take back: to resume the title to a property.

verb (used without object), re·sumed, re·sum·ing.

to go on or continue after interruption: The dancing is about to resume.
to begin again.

Nearby words

  1. result,
  2. resultant,
  3. resultant tone,
  4. resultantly,
  5. resultingly,
  6. resumption,
  7. resumptive,
  8. resumptive pronoun,
  9. resumptively,
  10. resupinate

Origin of resume

1
1375–1425; late Middle English resumen (< Middle French resumer) < Latin resūmere to take back, take again, equivalent to re- re- + sūmere to take (see consume)

Related formsre·sum·a·ble, adjectivere·sum·er, nounun·re·sumed, adjective

resume

2
[rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]

noun

résumé

[rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]

noun

a summing up; summary.
a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
Also resume, re·su·mé.

Origin of résumé

1795–1805; < French, noun use of past participle of résumer to sum up

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British Dictionary definitions for resume

resume

verb

to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
(tr) to occupy again, take back, or recoverto resume one's seat; to resume possession
(tr) to assume (a title, office, etc) againto resume the presidency
archaic to summarize; make a résumé of
Derived Formsresumable, adjectiveresumer, noun

Word Origin for resume

C15: from Latin resūmere to take up again, from re- + sūmere to take up

résumé

noun

a short descriptive summary, as of events
US and Canadian another name for curriculum vitae

Word Origin for résumé

C19: from French, from résumer to resume

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