Definitions for résuméˈrɛz ʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛz ʊˈmeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•sumerɪˈzum(v.)-sumed, -sum•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to take up or go on with again after interruption; continue.

  2. to take or occupy again:

    to resume one's seat.

  3. to take on or assume again:

    She resumed her maiden name.

  4. to take back.

  5. (v.i.)to go on or continue after interruption.

  6. to begin again.

Origin of resume:

1375–1425; late ME (< MF resumer) < L resūmere to take back, take again =re-re - +sūmere to pick up, take (see consume )


ré•su•méˈrɛz ʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛz ʊˈmeɪ(n.)

or re•su•me or re•su•mé

  1. Ref: summary. 1

  2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by a job applicant.

Origin of résumé:

1795–1805; < F, n. use of ptp. of résumer to resume

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. resume(verb)ɪˈzum

    to start again after stopping

    She resumed work again after a six-month break.; Negotiations will resume later this week.

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


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

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(American) curriculum vitae.

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