The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Resume \Re*sume"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resumed;p. pr. & vb. n.
Resuming.] [L. resumere, resumptum; pref. re- re- + sumere
to take: cf. F. r['e]sumer. See Assume, Redeem.]
1. 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. --Sir W.
2. To enter upon, or take up again.
Reason resumed her place, and Passion fled.
3. To begin again; to recommence, as something which has been
interrupted; as, to resume an argument or discourse.