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

Trump, speaking to reporters last week, hinted the raids would resume quickly. Loyd Brumfield, Dallas News, "Nationwide ICE raids planned for Sunday, New York Times reports," 11 July 2019 The game at the Thomas & Mac Center had been expected to resume once the speakers that hang from the ceiling stop moving, according to the ESPN broadcast. Matt Wilhalme, azcentral, "Earthquake halts NBA summer league games in Las Vegas," 5 July 2019 One group asked for Route 944 to resume its service in the Garden Road area. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "MTS riders looking for more frequent service, additional destinations," 2 July 2019 Last summer, a Japanese proposal that would allow the nation to resume commerical whale hunting in its home waters was rejected by the IWC, reports Rachel Fobar at National Geographic. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling in Its Home Waters," 1 July 2019 Their hope is that an American military attack would incite protests in the U.S. and Europe, which would pressure Trump to relent and thus free Europeans to resume lucrative commerce with Tehran. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "For Regime Change in Iran," 29 June 2019 But with 2019’s record-setting snowpack — a whopping 751 percent above its typical level at this time of year, according to the most recent data — more Front Range counties are easing fire restrictions and allowing fireworks shows to resume. John Wenzel, The Know, "Denver fireworks 2019: Your guide to Fourth of July displays in the metro area," 24 June 2019 Scott Bowers, Evolent's national Medicaid president, who took over as Passport CEO on June 7, said the company is committed to finding a way to resume construction on the headquarters. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Passport Health Plan cuts staff by 29 in advance of sale to new company," 20 June 2019 Crews resumed tear-down work at the Howard Avenue site in early June. Jennifer Larino, nola.com, "Drive Shack, set to open in late 2020, has groundbreaking ceremony," 20 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Prospective applicants are asked to bring a copy of their resume and dress professionally to meet the club's leadership and find out about opportunities. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Life Time to hire 200+ for new Greenway Plaza athletic club," 8 July 2019 Mark Pope arrived at Miami with the kind of resume that tends to make college football coaches — and fans — giddy. Christy Cabrera Chirinos, sun-sentinel.com, "UM’s Mark Pope says last season’s lack of productivity ‘was on me’ and vows this year will be different," 19 June 2019 Your LinkedIn profile should offer a strong summary of your experiences – and not a regurgitation of your resume – and have a professional headline. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, "Changing marijuana laws a challenge for employers: Ask HR," 18 June 2019 Tenreiro added to her resume by placing third at the D5 EMass sectionals (19:16) and fifth at the D2 All-State meet (19:46). BostonGlobe.com, "2018-19 Girls' Cross-country All-Scholastics," 10 June 2019 Latta has worked since December as youth program lead coordinator for the Native American Rehabilitation Association, managing grants, performing data analysis and leading cultural groups with youth, according to his resume. oregonlive.com, "City hires project director for new community group tasked with police oversight," 24 June 2019 Three beagles were trained to identify the cancer Dogs are already the perfect cuddle buddy, fetch partner and best friend, but a few good pups can add another line to their resume — cancer detectors. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Researchers Successfully Train Dogs to Sniff Out Lung Cancer with 97 Percent Accuracy," 18 June 2019 After three national championships, four Final Fours, numerous Coach of the Year awards and a Basketball Hall of Fame plaque, Jim Calhoun will soon add another line to his resume. Alex Putterman, courant.com, "UConn icon, St. Joseph basketball coach Jim Calhoun to be honored at ESPYS as ‘Best Coach’," 17 June 2019 The chef’s poise in the dining room stems from her resume: In a previous life, Law-Yone was an English and art history teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Thamee lets diners feast on Burmese stories," 14 June 2019

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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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