What does reset mean?

Definitions for reset
riˈsɛt; ˈriˌsɛtre·set

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word reset.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resetverb

    device for resetting instruments or controls

  2. resetverb

    set anew

    "They re-set the date on the clock"

  3. resetverb

    set to zero

    "reset instruments and dials"

  4. readjust, resetverb

    adjust again after an initial failure


  1. resetnoun

    An act of resetting

  2. resetnoun

    Something that is reset

  3. reset

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

  4. resetverb

    To set back to the initial state.

  5. resetverb

    To set to zero

  6. reset

    To adjust again after an initial failure

  7. resetnoun

    the crime of knowingly and dishonestly receiving stolen goods

  8. Resetnoun

    A button that resets a device, often a computer.

  9. Etymology: From reset.


  1. reset

    Reset refers to the act of restoring a device, system or process back to its original state or factory settings. It generally involves erasing all added data or configuration to remove errors, solve technical problems or start anew.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resetverb

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

  2. Resetnoun

    the act of resetting

  3. Resetnoun

    that which is reset; matter set up again

  4. Resetnoun

    the receiving of stolen goods, or harboring an outlaw

  5. Resetverb

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

  6. 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. resetverb

    Once more in return; fixed or arranged in advance to do something. 1.) Set again or differently. 2.) To enter the state representing the numeral 0.

    The reset is inevitable.

    Etymology: Calculate

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on November 18, 2023  

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Anagrams for reset »

  1. ester

  2. estre

  3. steer

  4. stere

  5. stree

  6. terse

  7. trees

  8. tsere

  9. reest

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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. William Daroff:

    The pro-Israel community wants there to be cooperation and collaboration between our two governments, and if the meeting turns out being the reset that both sides look like they want, then that will certainly be beneficial to allies of the President and his political successor, if Obama and Netanyahu are able to turn the page, reset, have a love fest -- I think it will serve Democratic candidates well.

  2. Tyson Barker:

    Bush was supposed to be an aberration and Obama a restoration, this idea of a reset seems a much tougher sell, especially since Trump's used Donald Trump lame-duck period to burn the house on the way out.

  3. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    The key is Ohio, Ohio is a reset, everybody said 'You put all your eggs in your New Hampshire basket.' I did, but I'm still standing here. I'm the last governor. We're down to four or five when most people thought I wouldn't get here.

  4. United States:

    Ultimately they want to be recognized as a nuclear power and then reset their relations with some of their antagonists, South Korea and then the United States, as a nuclear power.

  5. Jeff Tjornehoj:

    With Fed rate hikes moving at a snail’s pace, a primary motivator for investors seeking inflation protection - the rate reset feature of loans – is greatly diminished.

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