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

  2. reset(Noun)

    Something that is reset

  3. reset

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

  4. reset(Verb)

    To set back to the initial state.

  5. reset(Verb)

    To set to zero

  6. reset

    To adjust again after an initial failure

  7. reset(Noun)

    the crime of knowingly and dishonestly receiving stolen goods

  8. Reset(Noun)

    A button that resets a device, often a computer.

  9. Origin: From reset.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reset(verb)

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

  2. Reset(noun)

    the act of resetting

  3. Reset(noun)

    that which is reset; matter set up again

  4. Reset(noun)

    the receiving of stolen goods, or harboring an outlaw

  5. Reset(verb)

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

  6. Origin: [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

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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. Judith Curry:

    We need to push the reset button on climate change.

  2. Larry Milstein:

    Tomorrow's number will be critical and may reset direction.

  3. Sean Gobin:

    Hiking the trail is like a reset button, it helps you become a civilian again.

  4. Chris Rock:

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

  5. Fergus Cullen:

    Jeb Bush was much improved. At a minimum, this buys him more time to reset and try to advance.

Images & Illustrations of reset

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Translations for reset

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  • resetovatCzech
  • rücksetzen, zurücksetzenGerman
  • επανεκκινώ, επαναρυθμίζω, επαναφέρωGreek
  • reiniciarSpanish
  • nollaus, nollata, asetusarvo, palautus, alkutila, resetoidaFinnish
  • remettre à zéro, réinitialiserFrench
  • रीसेटHindi
  • resettare, azzerare, ripristinareItalian
  • אִתחוּלHebrew
  • リセットJapanese
  • 다시 놓기Korean
  • resetLatin
  • herinitialiseren, terugstellenDutch
  • tilbakestilleNorwegian
  • reiniciar, restabelecerPortuguese
  • перезагрузка, сброс, перезагрузить, перезагружатьRussian
  • återställa, nollställaSwedish
  • மீட்டமைக்கTamil

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