from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To turn (a computer or operating system) off and then on again; restart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instance of rebooting.
  • n. The restarting of a series storyline that discards all previous continuity.
  • v. To cause a computer to execute its boot process, effectively resetting the computer and causing the operating system to reload, especially after a system or power failure
  • v. To discard all previous continuity in a series and restart the series.
  • v. To restart a (computer or video game) from the beginning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes


re- +‎ boot (Wiktionary)



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