- 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.
- to go on or continue after interruption: The dancing is about to resume.
- to begin again.
Origin of resume1
- 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.
Origin of résumé
Related Words for resumeregain, continue, reopen, restart, proceed, repossess, recoup, retake, recapitulate, recommence, reassume, reoccupy, reinstitute
Examples from the Web for resume
Contemporary Examples of resume
If he did, it could be a sign that our politicians are ready to resume genuine policy-making across party lines.Christie Blames Parents for Bad Economy
January 3, 2015
They added that the shutdown was temporary and they plan to resume the trial in January.Uh Oh: Ebola Vaccine Trials Stop
December 19, 2014
Sharpton, well known for a series of controversial incidents earlier in his career, also played defense about his own resume.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence
December 13, 2014
Then, thanks to home care support, she was able to resume an independent life.Care Providers Fight for $15 and a Union
Jasmin Almodovar, Shirley Thompson
December 5, 2014
De le Vingne says they plan to resume activities as soon as possible.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 23, 2014
Historical Examples of resume
I have advised you to resume your own estate: that you won't do.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
I am free to resume my interrupted flight of fancy, but I refrain.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Betty left alone let down her damp hair and tried to resume her drawing.The Incomplete Amorist
But as for ever being able to resume real work that must not be expected.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
We now resume the thread of our narrative where Ney's journal left off.Freeland
- 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
Word Origin for resume
- a short descriptive summary, as of events
- US and Canadian another name for curriculum vitae
Word Origin for résumé
Word Origin and History for resume
early 15c., "to regain, take back;" mid-15c., "recommence, continue, begin again after interruption," from Middle French resumer (14c.) and directly from Latin resumere "take again, take up again, assume again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sumere "take up" (cf. assume). Meaning "begin again" is mid-15c. Intransitive sense "proceed after interruption" is from 1802. Related: Resumed; resuming.
also résumé, 1804, "a summary," from French résumé, noun use of past participle of Middle French resumer "to sum up," from Latin resumere (see resume (v.)). Meaning "biographical summary of a person's career" is 1940s.