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RESUME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does resume mean? 

RESUME (noun)
  The noun RESUME has 2 senses:

1. short descriptive summary (of events)
2. a summary of your academic and work history

  Familiarity information: RESUME used as a noun is rare.


RESUME (verb)
  The verb RESUME has 4 senses:

1. take up or begin anew
2. return to a previous location or condition
3. assume anew
4. give a summary (of)

  Familiarity information: RESUME used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESUME (noun)


Sense 1resume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Short descriptive summary (of events)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

resume; survey; sketch

Hypernyms ("resume" is a kind of...):

sum-up; summary (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form)


Sense 2resume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A summary of your academic and work history

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

curriculum vitae; CV; resume

Hypernyms ("resume" is a kind of...):

sum-up; summary (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form)


RESUME (verb)


Sense 1resume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take up or begin anew

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

resume; restart; re-start

Context example:

We resumed the negotiations

Hypernyms (to "resume" is one way to...):

bear on; carry on; continue; preserve; uphold (keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Sense 2resume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Return to a previous location or condition

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

resume; take up

Context example:

The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it

Hypernyms (to "resume" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3resume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assume anew

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context examples:

resume a title / resume an office / resume one's duties

Hypernyms (to "resume" is one way to...):

adopt; assume; take on; take over (take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4resume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give a summary (of)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sum up; summarize; summarise; resume

Context examples:

he summed up his results / I will now summarize

Hypernyms (to "resume" is one way to...):

ingeminate; iterate; reiterate; repeat; restate; retell (to say, state, or perform again)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "resume"):

abstract (give an abstract (of))

precis (make a summary (of))

docket (make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list)

recap; recapitulate (summarize briefly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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