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Definitions and Synonyms of reset | Another word for reset | What is reset?

Definition 1: device for resetting instruments or controls - [noun denoting artifact]

(reset is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(reset is a part of ...) a push button that you press to activate the reset mechanism

Definition 2: set to zero - [verb of change]

Samples where reset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reset instruments and dials

(reset is a kind of ...) set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

"set clocks or instruments"

Definition 3: adjust again after an initial failure - [verb of change]

Synonyms for reset in the sense of this definition

(reset is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Definition 4: set anew - [verb of communication]

Samples where reset or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They re-set the date on the clock

(reset is a kind of ...) decide upon or fix definitely

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

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