• WordNet 3.6
    • v resume take up or begin anew "We resumed the negotiations"
    • v resume return to a previous location or condition "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
    • v resume give a summary (of) "he summed up his results","I will now summarize"
    • v resume assume anew "resume a title","resume an office","resume one's duties"
    • n resume a summary of your academic and work history
    • n resume short descriptive summary (of events)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: August 9, 1173 marked the first day of construction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was completed sometime in 1370 after two building stoppages. In 1178, when the tower was three stories tall, construction was halted for unknown reasons. It wasn't until 1272 that construction resumed, and that lasted until 1278 (the tower was seven stories at that point). In 1360, construction of the belfry that would eventually hold seven bells began.
    • n Resumé A summing up; a condensed statement; an abridgment or brief recapitulation. "The exellent little résumé thereof in Dr. Landsborough's book."
    • Resume To begin again; to recommence, as something which has been interrupted; as, to resume an argument or discourse.
    • Resume To enter upon, or take up again. "Reason resumed her place, and Passion fled."
    • Resume To take back. "The sun, like this, from which our sight we have,
      Gazed on too long, resumes the light he gave."
      "Perhaps God will resume the blessing he has bestowed ere he attains the age of manhood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A typical day for a gorilla is to get up early and eat. It eats until it gets hot, then it will nap. When it gets up from its nap, they resume eating until the sun goes down.
    • resume To take again; take back.
    • resume To assume or take up again.
    • resume To take up again after interruption; begin again: as, to resume an argument or a discourse; to resume specie payments.
    • resume To take; assume.
    • resume To proceed after interruption, as in a speech; chiefly used in the introductory phrase to resume.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Resume rē-zūm′ to take back what has been given: to take up again: to begin again after interruption
    • n Resume rā-zū-mā′ a summing up: a summary
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  • Frank Moore Colby
    “Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.”
  • George Steiner
    “Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. resumere, resumptum,; pref. re-, re- + sumere, to take: cf. F. résumer,. See Assume Redeem
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. resumĕre, to resume.


In literature:

After a few minutes Nora arose and resumed her spinning, and for some time the wheel whirled briskly and merrily around.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Two days later the subject was resumed.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
He sprang to his feet and resumed his journey.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Claude had resumed his drawing.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
Again they resumed guard.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
When she had at last withdrawn, Uncle Max did not resume the subject.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
But at last everything was over, the sledges reloaded, and the forward movement resumed.
"A Man's Woman" by Frank Norris
The boat was set free, and the men resumed their seats.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Thus reinforced, the vanquished party returned and resumed the fight, but with a far different result.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
You will resume your friends at the point where you dived.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason

In poetry:

What solitudes of gloom unknown
Abide, O Sun! thy future ways,
Ere Light at last a sceptre raise,
Resuming her forsaken throne—
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
"Ah, sottish Soul" said I,
When back to its cage again I saw it fly;
"Fool to resume her broken chain!
And row her galley here again!"
"The Despair" by Abraham Cowley
She beckoned me a smiled. At once my soul
Resumed its self-control.
My boat draws near that holy land,
And now by Virtue's side I stand.
"The Land Of Dreams" by Peter John Allan
Here he broke down. Unto his pallid lips
I held a flask of wine. He sipped the wine
And closed his eyes in silence for a time,
Resuming thus:
"Pauline - Part II - Paul's History" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
It will be long ere the marshes resume,
I will be long ere the earliest bird:
So close the windows and not hear the wind,
But see all wind-stirred.
"Now Close The Windows" by Robert Frost
Thy flow'rets, by the winter chill'd,
Bloom'd when fair Spring resum'd her reign ; —
My hope, by disappointment kill'd,
Can never bud and smile again.
"Ennisfall" by Mary Anne Browne

In news:

Jurors are to resume their deliberations in the trial for five men facing charges in connection with the raid of a cockfighting operation in August 2011.
With a stack of resumes in hand, expert matchmaker Farooqi works with Indian families to help choose compatible matches for their children.
Coverage will resumes next weekend.
JACKSON, MI – It was summer vacation, but that didn't stop Derek McCulloch from beefing up his resume a bit.
Even today, when people often change careers, Gen Edward Ferrero's resume might seem startling.
After an unsuccessful attempt last session to eliminate hundreds of millions of dollars worth of state tax credits offered to various industries, a state lawmaker resumed his effort on Wednesday.
The singer is enjoying a mini-break before the third leg of her comeback Circus tour resumes in Paris in early July.
Yahoo Board to 'Review' Discrepancy in CEO's Resume.
Obama, Romney to resume campaigning in Wisconsin.
Brandi Vincent's summer internship was more than work experience or a line to add to her resume.
If you survive, which we mostly do, life generally resumes its former patterns.
Dragster Kings Resume a Rivalry, Slowly.
A major Yahoo investor is calling for CEO Scott Thompson to step down due to a misstatement on his resume about his college degree, only a short time after he took the top job.
Some European nations' debt will have to be forgiven to resume growth.
Officials say spraying will resume Saturday night for all areas.

In science:

In principle in certain tachyon-free nonsupersymmetric cases one can resum the tadpole contributions to the tree-level perturbation series to achieve a finite result.
Noncommutativity from the string perspective: modification of gravity at a mm without mm sized extra dimensions
Below the noncommutative IR scale ΛI R , normal Wilsonian behaviour is resumed and the low energy physics can be described in terms of ordinary local physics with residual Lorentz violating operators.
Noncommutativity from the string perspective: modification of gravity at a mm without mm sized extra dimensions
For the reader’s convenience, we give here a very short resume of these ideas: We consider only arrows as information, e.g. a → b will be considered information b valid at or for a.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
In terms of diagrams, it means that a set of diagrams are resummed in between two crosses.
Diffusion Processes on Small-World Networks with Distance-Dependent Random-Links
Stars represent the resummed scattering potentials introduced in Sect.
Diffusion Processes on Small-World Networks with Distance-Dependent Random-Links