resume

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See also: resumé and résumé

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman resumer, Middle French resumer, from Latin resumere, from re- + sumere (to take).

Verb[edit]

resume (third-person singular simple present resumes, present participle resuming, simple past and past participle resumed)

  1. (now rare) To take back possession of (something). [from 15th c.]
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 8:
      For after that initiation it was impossible to attach any profound importance to the notion of dying. All individual deaths had been resumed by the death of God!
  2. (now rare) To summarise. [from 15th c.]
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 36:
      He [...] used to say that each separate death had taught him something new about death, and that he was going to resume this knowledge in a philosophic essay about dying.
  3. To start (something) again that has been stopped or paused from the point at which it was stopped or paused; continue, carry on. [from 15th c.]
    We will resume this discussion tomorrow at nine.
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  • (to start (something) again): suspend
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French résumé

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Noun[edit]

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resume (plural resumes)

  1. (US) A summary of education and employment experience.
Translations[edit]

see curriculum vitae

Usage notes[edit]
  • The spellings résumé and, to a lesser extent, resumé are preferred by dictionaries, while the spelling resume is more likely to be found on the web. See also résumé#Usage notes.

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French résumé, past participle of résumer (summarize), from Latin resumere (to take back).

Noun[edit]

resume n (singular definite resumeet, plural indefinite resumeer)

  1. summary (a condensed presentation)

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

resume

  1. third-person singular present indicative of resumere

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

resūme

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of resūmō

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

resume

  1. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of resumir
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of resumir

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

resume

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of resumir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of resumir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of resumir.