resume

1
[ ri-zoom ]
/ rɪˈzum /

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.

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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)

OTHER WORDS FROM resume

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

Definition for resume (2 of 3)

resume2
[ rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey ]
/ ˈrɛz ʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛz ʊˈmeɪ /

noun

Definition for resume (3 of 3)

résumé
[ rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey ]
/ ˈrɛz ʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛz ʊˈmeɪ /

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 (1 of 2)

resume
/ (rɪˈzjuːm) /

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 forms of resume

resumable, adjectiveresumer, noun

Word Origin for resume

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

British Dictionary definitions for resume (2 of 2)

résumé
/ (ˈrɛzjʊˌmeɪ) /

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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