American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To begin or take up again after interruption: resumed our dinner.
- v. To assume, take, or occupy again: The dog resumed its post by the door.
- v. To take on or take back again: resumed my original name.
- v. To begin again or continue after interruption.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take again; take back.
- To assume or take up again.
- To take up again after interruption; begin again: as, to resume an argument or a discourse; to resume specie payments.
- To take; assume.
- To proceed after interruption, as in a speech; chiefly used in the introductory phrase to resume.
- n. US A summary of education and employment experience.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To take back.
- v. To enter upon, or take up again.
- v. To begin again; to recommence, as something which has been interrupted.
- v. take up or begin anew
- v. assume anew
- n. a summary of your academic and work history
- v. give a summary (of)
- v. return to a previous location or condition
- n. short descriptive summary (of events)
- From French résumé (Wiktionary)
- Middle English resumen, from Old French resumer, from Latin resūmere : re-, re- + sūmere, to take; see em- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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