1

resume

verb re·sume \ ri-ˈzüm \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of resume

resumed; resuming
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

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.

Recent Examples of resume from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'resume.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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


2

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

1 : summary
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

Recent Examples of résumé from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'résumé.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of résumé

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


RESUME Defined for Kids

resume

verb re·sume \ ri-ˈzüm \

Definition of resume for Students

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up resume? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of very fine texture or delicate form

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!