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re·sume / riˈzoōm/ • v. [tr.] begin to do or pursue (something) again after a pause or interruption: a day later normal service was resumed. ∎  [intr.] begin to be done, pursued, or used again after a pause or interruption: hostilities had ceased and normal life had resumed. ∎  [intr.] begin speaking again after a pause or interruption: he sipped at the glass of water on the lectern and then resumed | [with direct speech] “As for Joe,” the major resumed, “I can't promise anything.” ∎  take, pick up, or put on again; return to the use of: the judge resumed his seat.• n. variant spelling of résumé.DERIVATIVES: re·sum·a·ble·sump·tion / riˈzəmpshən/ n.


views updated May 17 2018

ré·su·mé / ˈrezəˌmā ˌrezəˈmā/ (also re·su·mé or re·su·me) • n. 1. a curriculum vitae.2. a summary: I gave him a quick résumé of events.


views updated May 23 2018

resume XV. — (O)F. résumer or L. resūmere, f. RE- + sūmere take.
So resumption XV. — (O)F. or late L. résumé XIX. — F., sb. use of pp. of résumer.