An example of resort is to turn to stealing to supply one's family with food.
An example of resort would be any of the Great Wolf Lodge water park resorts.
The government resorted to censorship of the press.
A ski resort.
A popular place of resort.
To resort to harsh measures.
A place of general resort.
To have resort to relatives.
- As the last available means.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of resort
- Middle English resorten to return from Old French resortir to go out again re- re- sortir to go out
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English resorten, from Old French resortir (“to fall back, return, resort, have recourse, appeal"), back-formation from sortir (“to go out").
- French ressort.
- re- +"Ž sort