Definitions for résuméˈrɛz ʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛz ʊˈmeɪ

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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"


  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.]


  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.

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