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.

Nearby words

  1. réjane,
  2. rémoulade,
  3. répondez s'il vous plaît,
  4. république malgache,
  5. répétiteur,
  6. réti,
  7. réunion,
  8. río azul,
  9. río balsas,
  10. río bravo

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 résumé

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

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 Formsresumable, adjectiveresumer, noun

Word Origin for resume

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

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