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.

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.]

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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. Stephan Lange:

    This is a big crisis that has certainly got the attention of top (Boehringer) management, big companies like predictability, they like planning, and the one thing that throws us off guard here most is that over the last year, we had to reset expectations multiple times.

  2. De Blasio:

    What he is doing is creating an international voice of conscience that I can't think of any previous parallel for, he is reminding us of what's possible. You never see him saying 'Well this would be a good thing to do if only it was practical.' He is literally saying to us we have to reset our assumption and think more deeply and more morally about our actions because our current sense of practicality is digging our graves.

  3. Judith Curry:

    We need to push the reset button on climate change.

  4. Jeff Hudson:

    High-grade corporate credit should be fine, but everything is seeking new levels relative to monetary policy and uncertainty globally, we're in the early innings of whatever this reset is going to be.

  5. Fabrice Pothier:

    Trump boxed himself into a corner on Russia, even if he really wanted to do a reset, he just, because of all the actions he took, all the statements he made during the campaign and since he has been elected president, has greatly constrained his room for maneuver with Russia.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. emerge
    • B. accompany
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