WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•sume1 /rɪˈzum/USA pronunciation   v.,  -sumed, -sum•ing. 
  1. to take up or go on with again;
    continue: [+ object]The motor coughed briefly, then resumed its steady hum.[+ verb-ing]The soldiers resumed marching.[no object]The voices ceased when she arrived, then quickly resumed.
  2. to take or occupy again:[+ object]Ladies and gentlemen, please resume your seats.
See -sum-.
ré•su•mé or  re•su•me  or  re•su•mé /ˈrɛzʊˌmeɪ, ˌrɛzʊˈmeɪ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a summary.
  2. a brief written account of educational and professional qualifications and experience:handed over her résumé and waited.
See -sum-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•sume1  (ri zo̅o̅m),USA pronunciation v.,  -sumed, -sum•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to take up or go on with again after interruption;
    continue:to resume a journey.
  2. to take or occupy again:to resume one's seat.
  3. to take or assume use or practice of again:to resume her maiden name.
  4. to take back:to resume the title to a property.

v.i. 
  1. to go on or continue after interruption:The dancing is about to resume.
  2. to begin again.
re•suma•ble, adj. 
re•sumer, n. 
  • Latin resūmere to take back, take again, equivalent. to re- re- + sūmere to take (see consume)
  • Middle French resumer)
  • late Middle English resumen ( 1375–1425

re•su•me2  (rezŏŏ mā′, rez′ŏŏ mā),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. résumé.

ré•su•mé  (rezŏŏ mā′, rez′ŏŏ mā),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a summing up;
    summary.
  2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.
Also,  resume, resu•mé′. 
  • French, noun, nominal use of past participle of résumer to resume, sum up
  • 1795–1805


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

resume /rɪˈzjuːm/ vb
  1. to begin again or go on with (something adjourned or interrupted)
  2. (transitive) to occupy again, take back, or recover: to resume one's seat, to resume possession
  3. archaic to summarize; make a résumé of
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin resūmere to take up again, from re- + sūmere to take up

reˈsumable adj reˈsumer n



résumé /ˈrɛzjʊˌmeɪ/ n
  1. a short descriptive summary, as of events
  2. US Canadian
    another name for curriculum vitae
Etymology: 19th Century: from French, from résumer to resume



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