resume

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verb re·sume \ri-ˈzüm\

Definition of resume

resumed

resuming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to assume or take again :  reoccupy <resumed his seat by the fire — Thomas Hardy>

  3. 2 :  to return to or begin again after interruption <resumed her work>

  4. 3 :  to take back to oneself

  5. 4 :  to pick up again

  6. 5 :  reiterate, summarize

  7. intransitive verb
  8. :  to begin again something interrupted

Examples of resume in a sentence

  1. The game resumed after the rain stopped.

  2. After the rain stopped, the teams resumed play.

  3. She sat down and resumed her work.

  4. He shook his visitor's hand and resumed his seat.

  5. I resumed my place at the podium.

  6. 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


résumé

noun ré·su·mé \ˈre-zə-ˌmā, ˌre-zə-ˈ also ˈrā- or ˌrā-\

Definition of résumé

  1. 1 :  summary

  2. 2 :  curriculum vitae

  3. 3 :  a set of accomplishments <a musical résumé>

Examples of résumé in a sentence

  1. If you would like to be considered for the job, please submit your résumé.

  2. His musical résumé includes performances at Carnegie Hall, a stint with the New York Philharmonic, and two Grammys.

  3. a brief résumé of the news

Variants of résumé

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resume

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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 English Language Learners

resume

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verb re·sume \ri-ˈzüm\

Definition of resume for English Language Learners

  • : to begin again after stopping

  • : to take (a seat, place, position, etc.) again : to go back to (something)


résumé

noun ré·su·mé \ˈre-zə-ˌmā, ˌre-zə-ˈ also ˈrā- or ˌrā-\

Definition of résumé for English Language Learners

  • : 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


RESUME Defined for Kids

resume

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verb re·sume \ri-ˈzüm\

Definition of resume for Students

resumed

resuming

  1. 1 :  to begin again <The teams resumed play.>

  2. 2 :  to take or occupy again <Please resume your seats.>



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