Simple Definition of resume
: to begin again after stopping
: to take (a seat, place, position, etc.) again : to go back to (something)
Full Definition of resume
Examples of resume in a sentence
The game resumed after the rain stopped.
After the rain stopped, the teams resumed play.
She sat down and resumed her work.
He shook his visitor's hand and resumed his seat.
I resumed my place at the podium.
She will be resuming her position at the company.
Origin and Etymology of resume
Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French resumer, from Latin resumere, from re- + sumere to take up, take — more at consume
First Known Use: 15th century
Simple Definition of résumé
: a short document describing your education, work history, etc., that you give an employer when you are applying for a job
: a list of achievements
: a short description of things that have happened
Examples of résumé in a sentence
If you would like to be considered for the job, please submit your résumé.
His musical résumé includes performances at Carnegie Hall, a stint with the New York Philharmonic, and two Grammys.
a brief résumé of the news
Variants of résumé
resumé\ˈre-zə-ˌmā, ˌre-zə-ˈ also ˈrā- or ˌrā-\
Origin and Etymology of résumé
French résumé, from past participle of résumer to resume, summarize, from Middle French resumer
First Known Use: 1804
RESUME Defined for Kids
Definition of resume for Students
1 : to begin again <The teams resumed play.>
2 : to take or occupy again <Please resume your seats.>
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