[verb ree-boot; noun ree-boot, ree-boot] /verb riˈbut; noun riˈbut, ˈriˌbut/ Computers.
verb (used with object)
to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again.
verb (used without object)
(of a computer) to be restarted.
an act or instance of restarting a computer.
to shut down and restart (a computer system) or (of a computer system) to shut down and restart
1981, from re- + boot (v.) in the computer sense. Related: Rebooted; rebooting.
A term that comes from computer usage. To reboot a computer is to start it up again after a computer crash. Hence, “reboot” has the connotation of starting a process over again.
(From boot) A boot with the implication that the computer has not been down for long, or that the boot is a bounce intended to clear some state of wedgitude.
See warm boot.
[ree-bop] /ˈriˌbɒp/ noun 1. 1 . n. see bebop. noun bop (1940s+)
noun (ˈriːˌbɔː) 1. the process of boring out the cylinders of a worn reciprocating engine and fitting oversize pistons verb (riːˈbɔː) 2. (transitive) to carry out this process
[ree-bawrn] /riˈbɔrn/ adjective 1. having undergone rebirth. /riːˈbɔːn/ adjective 1. born or as if born again, esp in having undergone spiritual regeneration adj. 1590s, from re- “back, again” + born.
v. 1630s, from re- “back, again” + borrow. Related: Reborrowed; reborrowing.