resume

verb
re·​sume | \ ri-ˈzüm \
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 , 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

Only in December did the company finally resume testing in Pittsburgh. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "The hype around driverless cars came crashing down in 2018," 30 Dec. 2018 Following Mr Davis’s departure, plotting has resumed in earnest. The Economist, "Britain’s new Brexit plan is savaged—by its own Brexit secretary," 9 July 2018 Uber halted on-road testing right after the crash and didn't resume it for nine months. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "The hype around driverless cars came crashing down in 2018," 30 Dec. 2018 Bieber looked a bit red as the pair resumed biking. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Were Seen Crying Together and Now We're Crying," 7 Aug. 2018 Roads were closed and train services suspended in parts of western Japan while Shinkansen bullet train services resumed on a limited schedule after being suspended on Friday. NBC News, "81 people killed in torrential rains, landslides in western Japan," 8 July 2018 Hiring and training nurses Hospital officials said rebuilding the nursing staff and other parts of their workforce was the top priority once University Medical Center resumed management last summer. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "University of Louisville Hospital says it's on mend minus KentuckyOne," 5 July 2018 Rebecca Smithers of the Guardian reports that three out of five major CO2 producers shut down recently, though one of them resumed operations on Monday. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Carbon Dioxide Shortage Is Threatening the U.K.’s Supply of Beer and Crumpets," 3 July 2018 Two of the station's newscasts were affected before regular programming resumed. CBS News, "CBS Albuquerque affiliate, KRQE-TV, goes dark due to intruder," 2 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But Swan’s resume paints him as an outsider, with stints at fab tools maker Applied Materials, and nine years as the CFO at eBay. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel makes Bob Swan its permanent CEO, maintaining a slow, steady course away from the PC," 31 Jan. 2019 At the Metropolitan Opera, the stars often have long and distinguished resumes highlighted by performances at other leading opera houses in the world. Charles Passy, WSJ, "The Metropolitan Opera’s Youngest Performers," 23 Jan. 2019 The only blemish on Haskins’ resume is the inexplicable 49-20 loss at unranked Purdue Oct. 20. Mitch Stacy, The Seattle Times, "Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins declares for NFL draft," 7 Jan. 2019 Think of how many resumes Sequoia gets or a firm like that, right? Eric Johnson, Recode, "How to get a job in venture capital," 26 Aug. 2018 Elias tailored his entire university experience to bolstering his Formula One resume. Jacob Sweet, miamiherald, "His dream was to race cars. Now this Miami kid is building them for one of best F1 teams," 10 July 2018 The absence of political experience on Cox’s resume isn’t for lack of trying. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "John Cox, California governor candidate, says business background a big boost," 9 July 2018 In a recent study, economists sent about 40,000 invented resumes to employers who’d advertised jobs, then analyzed which applicants got callbacks. Paula Span, New York Times, "He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.," 6 July 2018 To apply, headshots and resumes should be sent to OLCgraceland@gmail.com. Southern Living, "Want to Be in a Hallmark Christmas Movie?," 29 June 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 \
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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