resource[rē′sôrs′, -zôrs′; ri sôrs′, -zôrs′]
- The definition of a resource is something that is ready to use if or when it is needed.
- An example of resource is extra money in a savings account.
- An example of resource is a friend with electrical skills who has volunteered to help install a lighting fixture.
- An example of resource is spring water on a piece of land.
Having extra money in your savings is a resource.
- something that lies ready for use or that can be drawn upon for aid or to take care of a need
- available money or property; wealth; assets
- something that a country, state, etc. has and can use to its advantage: natural resources, including coal and oil
- a means of accomplishing something; measure or action that can be resorted to, as in an emergency; expedient
- a source of strength or ability within oneselfin full inner resources
- ability to deal promptly and effectively with problems, difficulties, etc.; resourcefulness
Origin of resourceFrench ressource ; from Old French ; from resourdre, to arise anew ; from re-, again + sourdre, to spring up ; from Classical Latin surgere: see surge
- Something that is available for use or that can be used for support or help: The local library is a valuable resource.
- often resources An available supply, especially of money, that can be drawn on when needed.
- The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness: a person of resource.
- A means that can be used to cope with a difficult situation; an expedient: needed all my intellectual resources for the exam.
- a. resources The total means available for economic and political development, such as mineral wealth, labor force, and armaments.b. resources The total means available to a company for increasing production or profit, including plant, labor, and raw material; assets.c. Such means considered individually.
Origin of resourceObsolete French, from Old French, from feminine past participle of resourdre, to rise again, from Latin resurgere : re-, re- + surgere, to rise; see surge.
(third-person singular simple present resources, present participle resourcing, simple past and past participle resourced)
- To supply with resources.
resource - Computer Definition
An element of hardware, software or data that is part of a larger system. For example, network resources are the available servers, disk arrays and printers in the network. Software resources can be programs, utilities or even smaller elements within a program. Data resources are the files and databases that can be accessed.