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re- +‎ set

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reset (third-person singular simple present resets, present participle resetting, simple past and past participle reset)

  1. To set back to the initial state.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider'ble money getting 'em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season.
  2. To set to zero.
  3. (transitive) To adjust; to set or position differently.
    • 1895, Robert W. Chambers, Rue Barrée
      He turned and steered his course toward some lights clustered at the end of the street. They proved farther away than he had anticipated, and after a long quest he came to the conclusion that his eyes had been mysteriously removed from their proper places and had been reset on either side of his head like those of a bird.
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Etymology 2Edit

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reset (plural resets)

  1. An act of resetting to the initial state
  2. Setting to zero
  3. Something that is reset
  4. A device, such as a button or switch, for resetting something.
  5. (typography) That which is reset; printed matter set up again.
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Etymology 3Edit

From receipt.

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reset (plural resets)

  1. (Scotland, law) The crime of knowingly and dishonestly receiving stolen goods, or harbouring an outlaw.

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reset (third-person singular simple present resets, present participle resetting, simple past and past participle resetted)

  1. (Scotland, law) To receive and hide (stolen goods, or a criminal, etc.)
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English reset.

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reset m (please add plural)

  1. reset (button)