Definition of Resume

1. Noun. Short descriptive summary (of events).

Exact synonyms: Sketch, Survey
Generic synonyms: Sum-up, Summary
Derivative terms: Sketch, Sketchy, Survey

2. Verb. Take up or begin anew. "We resumed the negotiations"
Exact synonyms: Re-start, Restart
Generic synonyms: Bear On, Carry On, Continue, Preserve, Uphold
Derivative terms: Resumption

3. Noun. A summary of your academic and work history.
Exact synonyms: Curriculum Vitae, Cv
Generic synonyms: Sum-up, Summary

4. Verb. Return to a previous location or condition. "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
Exact synonyms: Take Up
Generic synonyms: Change

5. Verb. Assume anew. "Resume one's duties"
Generic synonyms: Adopt, Assume, Take On, Take Over

6. Verb. Give a summary (of). "I will now summarize"
Exact synonyms: Sum Up, Summarise, Summarize
Generic synonyms: Ingeminate, Iterate, Reiterate, Repeat, Restate, Retell
Specialized synonyms: Abstract, Precis, Docket, Recap, Recapitulate
Related verbs: Sum, Sum Up, Summarise, Summarize
Derivative terms: Summarisation, Summary, Summarization, Summary

Definition of Resume

1. v. t. To take back.

Definition of Resume

1. Verb. (rare) To take back possession of (something). (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (rare) To summarise. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Verb. To start (something) again that has been stopped or paused from the point at which it was stopped or paused; continue, carry on. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A summary of education and employment experience. ¹

5. Noun. A summary of education and employment experience. ¹

6. Noun. A summary or synopsis. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

7. Noun. (context: chiefly North America Australia) A curriculum vitae; an account of one’s employment history and qualifications (often for presentation to a potential future employer when applying for a job). (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Definition of Resume

1. to take up again after interruption [v -SUMED, -SUMING, -SUMES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Resume

resulting trust
resulting trusts
resume (current term)

Literary usage of Resume

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

1. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"resume OF THE YEAR'S WORK AMONG INDIANS. The Indian wage-earner employed by the Government on the reservation has hitherto been at a disadvantage because he ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Returning to Hanley, he remained there until 1886 when he resigned to resume evangelistic work, being engaged in these labors until the end of 1888. ..."

3. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"... of my sister's title with a sense of the highest relish. My poor dear sister is a tiresome woman who married a foreigner. To resume : the door opened ..."

4. Report by Indians Rights Association (1904)
"The next business in order will be the resume of the year's work by General Whittlesey. General E. WHITTLESEY.—I claim no originality for this paper; ..."

5. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1795)
"... was, that the Hanoverian troops were enabled to resume their arms. From the moment the capitula, tion of Closter-seven was sig'ned, ..."

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