Definition of Reset

1. Noun. Device for resetting instruments or controls.

Generic synonyms: Device
Terms within: Reset Button

2. Verb. Set anew. "They re-set the date on the clock"
Generic synonyms: Define, Determine, Fix, Limit, Set, Specify

3. Verb. Set to zero. "Reset instruments and dials"
Generic synonyms: Set

4. Verb. Adjust again after an initial failure.
Exact synonyms: Readjust
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set

Definition of Reset

1. v. t. To set again; as, to reset type; to reset copy; to reset a diamond.

2. n. The act of resetting.

3. n. The receiving of stolen goods, or harboring an outlaw.

4. v. t. To harbor or secrete; to hide, as stolen goods or a criminal.

Definition of Reset

1. Noun. A button that resets a device, often a computer. ¹

2. Verb. To set back to the initial state. ¹

3. Verb. To set to zero ¹

4. Verb. To adjust again after an initial failure ¹

5. Noun. An act of resetting ¹

6. Noun. Something that is reset ¹

7. Noun. A device, such as a button or switch, for resetting something. ¹

8. Noun. ¹

9. Noun. (context: Scots law) the crime of knowingly and dishonestly receiving stolen goods ¹

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Definition of Reset

1. set [v -SET, -SETTING, -SETS] - See also: set

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reset

reservoir bag
reservoir host
reservoir of infection
reset (current term)
reset nodus sinuatrialis

Literary usage of Reset

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of the Law of Scotland by John Hill Burton (1847)
"reset of Theft. reset of theft is the crime of receiving stolen goods, knowing them to ... It is reset where the perpetrator takes the property on pledge, ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"As to Recept or reset of Rebels, see in this Collection, vol. 10, p. 1049. Wodrow, vol. 2, p. 341, mentions another disgusting aud shocking instance of the ..."

3. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1811)
"•f- As to Recept or reset of Rebels, stein this Collection, vol. 10, p. 1049. Wodrow, vol. 2, p. 241, mentions another disgusting and shocking instance of ..."

4. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1893)
"hie hero at the tournament in white, red, and black armour, excuse his romance-writing •with these words : — Sul ne sai pas de mentir lart, Walter Map reset ..."

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