What does reset mean?

Definitions for reset
riˈsɛt; ˈriˌsɛtre·set

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reset(verb)

    device for resetting instruments or controls

  2. reset(verb)

    set anew

    "They re-set the date on the clock"

  3. reset(verb)

    set to zero

    "reset instruments and dials"

  4. readjust, reset(verb)

    adjust again after an initial failure


  1. reset(Noun)

    An act of resetting

    Etymology: From reset.

  2. reset(Noun)

    Something that is reset

    Etymology: From reset.

  3. reset

    A device, such as a button or switch, for resetting something.

    Etymology: From reset.

  4. reset(Verb)

    To set back to the initial state.

    Etymology: From reset.

  5. reset(Verb)

    To set to zero

    Etymology: From reset.

  6. reset

    To adjust again after an initial failure

    Etymology: From reset.

  7. reset(Noun)

    the crime of knowingly and dishonestly receiving stolen goods

    Etymology: From reset.

  8. Reset(Noun)

    A button that resets a device, often a computer.

    Etymology: From reset.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reset(verb)

    to set again; as, to reset type; to reset copy; to reset a diamond

    Etymology: [OF. recete, recepte, a receiving. Cf. Receipt.]

  2. Reset(noun)

    the act of resetting

    Etymology: [OF. recete, recepte, a receiving. Cf. Receipt.]

  3. Reset(noun)

    that which is reset; matter set up again

    Etymology: [OF. recete, recepte, a receiving. Cf. Receipt.]

  4. Reset(noun)

    the receiving of stolen goods, or harboring an outlaw

    Etymology: [OF. recete, recepte, a receiving. Cf. Receipt.]

  5. Reset(verb)

    to harbor or secrete; to hide, as stolen goods or a criminal

    Etymology: [OF. recete, recepte, a receiving. Cf. Receipt.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reset

    rē-set′, v.t. and v.i. to set again.—n. printed matter set over again.—adj. Reset′table (Tenn.), that may be reset.

  2. Reset

    re-set′, v.t. (Scot.) to receive and hide, as stolen goods, or a criminal.—n. Reset′ter, one who receives and hides stolen goods. [Perh. receipt.]

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Anagrams for reset »

  1. ester, estre, steer, stere, stree, terse, trees

How to pronounce reset?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reset in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of reset in a Sentence

  1. Lamar Alexander:

    This reset gives Congress an opportunity to create a more effective measure of accountability for student debt and quality of institutions.

  2. Chris Rock:

    You get to reset, it's not a breakdown, but something in your life broke down.

  3. Lanny Davis:

    This man has turned a corner in his life, has hit a reset button, and he's now dedicated to telling the truth.

  4. Karl Rove:

    When you are in the barrel, when youre getting a lot of bad press and the polls are going against you, you need to do something that says, Were moving in a differentdirection. Thats what I mean by a reset.

  5. Valerie Kipnis:

    I think that it's a really beautiful thing that anyone, anywhere can post a selfie and they don't have to be a celebrity, selfies are going to reset the standards of beauty and how people view themselves.

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