Definition of reset in US English:

reset

verb

[with object]
  • 1Set again or differently.

    ‘I must reset the alarm’
    • ‘The royal family often resets jewels and updates old pieces as fashions and owners change.’
    • ‘The other features on the front are three buttons for setting the temperature and fan speed alarms, changing from Celsius to Fahrenheit and resetting the alarms.’
    • ‘As I returned to the present moment, and Steve swam back into my field of vision, it occurred to me I must have forgotten to reset the alarm.’
    • ‘Errors of such a system grow with time and the system must be reset periodically using an accurate position fix.’
    • ‘Apparently when I woke up yesterday morning, I turned my alarm clock off rather than just resetting it.’
    • ‘It picks up a time signal from a cesium atomic clock based in Rugby and automatically sets and resets itself.’
    • ‘It was a daily ritual that he would set his alarm clock early, and try and fool his body into feeling more rested by resetting his alarm when he awoke to allow five more minutes of half sleep.’
    • ‘The thigh failed to mend properly and had to be reset.’
    • ‘We have to reset the terms of the debate and the way we use our power.’
    • ‘If he wants to work to continental hours he can do so by resetting his alarm.’
    • ‘If any of the target value dice become turned over during play, they must be reset to their original values.’
    • ‘A badly broken leg last September was reset just four weeks ago and he is under strict orders to take things easy for a while.’
    • ‘The child should set the alarm before bed and reset the alarm if it goes off.’
    • ‘And because the watch knows which radio station it is receiving the information from, it can use that knowledge to reset itself.’
    • ‘Security staff visited the building at 9pm on Monday to reset a burglar alarm after an attempted break-in at the front.’
    • ‘The grotto will be rebuilt as it is and reset in the entrance wall to the housing estate with a plaque to state the reason for its existence.’
    • ‘Perhaps he is sending out a text message, checking his e-mail, playing a game or resetting the ring tone.’
    • ‘I assured her I would reset the timers so the sprinklers would in no way inhibit the yard crew.’
    • ‘This is where an independent visitor can give much-needed positive one-to-one support to reset the balance.’
    • ‘As for resetting the legal landscape - law, like most knowledge, works on precedent.’
    1. 1.1Electronics Cause (a binary device) to enter the state representing the numeral 0.
      • ‘I've tried resetting the cable modem and still get nothing’
      • ‘The problem was corrected when a mechanic reset the computers that control the components, according to the log.’
      • ‘If that doesn't help, they'll get an SD card containing software to reset the device.’
      • ‘Much worse, I found that whenever I tried to dial a phone number the device reset itself.’
      • ‘In this case, consult the motherboard manual and read how to reset the CMOS using the jumper on the main board.’

Pronunciation

reset

/riˈsɛt//rēˈset/