What does résumé mean?

Definitions for résuméˈrɛz ʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛz ʊˈmeɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word résumé.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sketch, survey, resume(noun)

    short descriptive summary (of events)

  2. curriculum vitae, CV, resume(verb)

    a summary of your academic and work history

  3. resume, restart, re-start(verb)

    take up or begin anew

    "We resumed the negotiations"

  4. resume, take up(verb)

    return to a previous location or condition

    "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"

  5. resume(verb)

    assume anew

    "resume a title"; "resume an office"; "resume one's duties"

  6. sum up, summarize, summarise, resume(verb)

    give a summary (of)

    "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"

GCIDE

  1. Resume(n.)

    A brief summary of the education, experience, accomplishments, and other professional qualifications of a person, such as that prepared by one applying for a job.

  2. Origin: [F. See Resume.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resume(noun)

    a summing up; a condensed statement; an abridgment or brief recapitulation

  2. Resume(verb)

    to take back

  3. Resume(verb)

    to enter upon, or take up again

  4. Resume(verb)

    to begin again; to recommence, as something which has been interrupted; as, to resume an argument or discourse

  5. Origin: [L. resumere, resumptum; pref. re- re- + sumere to take: cf. F. rsumer. See Assume, Redeem.]

Freebase

  1. Résumé

    A résumé, also spelled resumé or resume, is a document used by persons to present their backgrounds and skills. Résumés can be used for a variety of reasons, but most often they are used to secure new employment. A typical résumé contains a summary of relevant job experience and education. The résumé is usually one of the first items, along with a cover letter and sometimes an application for employment, which a potential employer sees regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview. The résumé is comparable to a curriculum vitae in many countries, although in English Canada, the United States and Australia a résumé is substantially shorter than a CV.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Resume

    rē-zūm′, v.t. to take back what has been given: to take up again: to begin again after interruption.—adj. Resū′mable, liable to be taken back again, or taken up again. [L. resumĕrere-, back, sumĕre, sumptum, to take.]

  2. Résumé

    rā-zū-mā′, n. a summing up: a summary.—v.t. Resume′. [Fr.,—L. resumĕre, to resume.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'résumé' in Verbs Frequency: #765

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of résumé in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of résumé in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Steiner:

    Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life.

  2. Larry Wall:

    The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma.

  3. Shaquille O'Neal:

    It's just something to have on my resume for when I go back into reality. Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.

  4. Somadeva:

    The empty beds of rivers fill again; Trees leafless now renew their vernal bloom; Returning moons their lustrous phase resume; But man a second youth expects in vain.*

  5. Jaxi West:

    Don't ask me for my resume -it's a piece of paper that won't help you or your business. Instead, ask me for unique ideas - and with that, I will give you plenty." ~ Jaxi West

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