Resort meaning

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Resort is defined as to turn to something or someone for help, often in a desperate way.

An example of resort is to turn to stealing to supply one's family with food.

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The definition of a resort is a vacation place, often with food and entertainment.

An example of resort would be any of the Great Wolf Lodge water park resorts.

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To turn to or make use of a person, strategy, or course of action for help or as a means of achieving something.

The government resorted to censorship of the press.

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To go, especially customarily or frequently; repair.
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A place frequented by people for relaxation or recreation.

A ski resort.

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A customary or frequent going or gathering.

A popular place of resort.

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To go; esp., to go often, customarily, or generally.
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To have recourse; go or turn (to) for use, help, support, etc.

To resort to harsh measures.

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A place to which people go often or generally, esp. one for rest or recreation, as on a vacation.
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A frequent, customary, or general going, gathering together, or visiting.

A place of general resort.

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A person or thing that one goes or turns to for help, support, etc.
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A going or turning for help, support, etc.; recourse.

To have resort to relatives.

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A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities such as lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment.
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Recourse, refuge (something or someone turned to for safety).

To have resort to violence.

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To make one's way, go (to).
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To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.
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To fall back; to revert.
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To repeat a sorting process; sort again.
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An act of sorting again.
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(obsolete) Active power or movement; spring.
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as a last resort
  • As the last available means.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

as a last resort

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").
    From Wiktionary
  • French ressort.
    From Wiktionary
  • re- +"Ž sort
    From Wiktionary