resume

verb
re·​sume | \ ri-ˈzüm How to pronounce resume (audio) \
resumed; resuming

Definition of resume

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to assume or take again : reoccupy resumed his seat by the fire— Thomas Hardy
2 : to return to or begin again after interruption resumed her work
3 : to take back to oneself
4 : to pick up again

intransitive verb

: to begin again something interrupted

résumé

noun
ré·​su·​mé | \ ˈre-zə-ˌmā How to pronounce résumé (audio) , ˌre-zə-ˈmā also ˈrā-zə-ˌmā or ˌrā-zə-ˈmā\
variants: or resume or less commonly resumé

Definition of résumé (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : summary
3 : a set of accomplishments a musical résumé

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Examples of resume in a Sentence

Verb

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.

Noun

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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Trade talks are due to resume in Beijing on Thursday. Elaine Kurtenbach, The Seattle Times, "Asian shares mixed following rebound on Wall Street," 26 Mar. 2019 Construction was halted in 1985 due to low energy prices and only resumed in 2007. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'Green New Deal' Wants to Get Rid of Nuclear Power. That's a Great Idea.," 8 Feb. 2019 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday a sweeping set of criminal charges against China’s Huawei Technologies Co. unsealed Monday will not complicate U.S.-China trade talks set to resume in Washington this week. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "U.S.-China Trade Talks Won’t Be Affected by Huawei Charges, Says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin," 29 Jan. 2019 Some of the wreckage landed in a dry riverbed that could flood when the rainy season resumes in a few weeks. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Rescuers comb concrete and steel after bridge collapse," 15 Aug. 2018 Next: Bochy on extra-inning win Your video will play in: 5 seconds Bochy on extra-inning win CHC@SF: Bochy on Posey, bullpen in extra-inning win Play Video | 06:42 Your video will resume shortly. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Unable to find trade, Rangers part ways with Denton native Jackson," 11 July 2018 The Army Corps project is stalled for the summer, but will resume in September. Avalon R. Zoppo, Philly.com, "Getting her wheelchair on the beach was a struggle. Brigantine just made it easier," 10 July 2018 Sports Highlights Up Next: NBA MVP James Harden shows off his Mando-pop dance moves Your video will play in: 5 seconds NBA MVP James Harden shows off his Mando-pop dance moves Play Video | 00:47 Your video will resume shortly. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte Hornets tip off summer league with hope ... and these 10 things to watch," 5 July 2018 However, controlled production by licensed growers resumed in 1998. William L. Spence, idahostatesman, "Congress has moved to OK this once-controversial crop, and Idaho could benefit bigtime," 4 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Career Transitions Resume Writing Class Bring a rough draft of your resume and employment history; must have email address. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Plantation and Sunrise area events, June 20-30," 18 June 2018 Business and Career Programs: This program on tips and current trends in resume and cover letter writing offers explanations of the style that can set your materials apart from others. Laura Bednar, cleveland.com, "Meet authors Marty Gitlin, Ace Atkins at Independence Library," 30 Apr. 2018 Her resume's blend of fashion campaigns and philanthropy work is beyond impressive, but the recent listing her NYC apartment has us all praising her interior design taste too. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Are Selling Their $7 Million NYC Apartment," 4 Mar. 2019 People who had stopped looking for work are sending out resumes. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "The Media Keep Falling Into the Trump Trap," 21 Aug. 2018 Its candidate, Jose Antonio Meade, failed to gain traction with voters who would not give him the benefit of the doubt in spite of his ample resume in government and being an outsider to the ruling party. Washington Post, "Mexico elections center on disgust with corruption, violence," 1 July 2018 That should be familiar to Amazon, which had to retire its resume-reading AI earlier this year due to its tendency to favor men over women. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Amazon Continues to Patent Facial Recognition Technologies—And Is Facing Pressure From All Sides," 13 Dec. 2018 Judge Kavanaugh’s resume is certainly marked by prestige, groomed for exactly this nomination. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Yale Law Students and Alumni Denounce School's Support of Brett Kavanaugh," 11 July 2018 Judge Kavanaugh’s resume is certainly marked by prestige, groomed for exactly this nomination. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Yale students and alumni blast law school for praising Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s choice for Supreme Court," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of resume

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for resume

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French resumer, from Latin resumere, from re- + sumere to take up, take — more at consume

Noun

French résumé, from past participle of résumer to resume, summarize, from Middle French resumer

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resume

verb

English Language Learners Definition of resume

 (Entry 1 of 2)

formal
: to begin again after stopping
: to take (a seat, place, position, etc.) again : to go back to (something)

résumé

noun

English Language Learners Definition of résumé (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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
formal : a short description of things that have happened

resume

verb
re·​sume | \ ri-ˈzüm How to pronounce resume (audio) \
resumed; resuming

Kids Definition of resume

1 : to begin again The teams resumed play.
2 : to take or occupy again Please resume your seats.

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