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resume Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; survey.
  2. noun a summary of your academic and work history
    curriculum vitae; CV.
  3. verb take up or begin anew
    re-start; restart.
    • We resumed the negotiations
  4. verb return to a previous location or condition
    take up.
    • The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it
  5. verb assume anew
    • resume a title
    • resume an office
    • resume one's duties
  6. verb give a summary (of)
    summarize; sum up; summarise.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize
WordNet

Re`su"mé" noun (Also<
  • Resume
  • Resumé
)
Etymology
F. See Resume.
Definitions
  1. A summing up; a condensed statement; an abridgment or brief recapitulation.
    The exellent little résumé thereof in Dr. Landsborough's book. C. Kingsley.
Re*sume" transitive verb
Etymology
L. resumere, resumptum; pref. re- re- + sumere to take: cf. F. résumer. See Assume, Redeem.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Resumed ;present participle & verbal noun Resuming
Definitions
  1. To take back.
    The sun, like this, from which our sight we have, Gazed on too long, resumes the light he gave. Denham.
    Perhaps God will resume the blessing he has bestowed ere he attains the age of manhood. Sir W. Scott.
  2. To enter upon, or take up again.
    Reason resumed her place, and Passion fled. Dryden.
  3. To begin again; to recommence, as something which has been interrupted; as, to resume an argument or discourse.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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