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Meaning of RESORT

Pronunciation:  ri'zort

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
  2. [n]  something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
  3. [n]  an area where many people go for recreation
  4. [n]  a frequently visited place
  5. [v]  have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"

RESORT is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: fall back, hangout, haunt, holiday resort, playground, recourse, recourse, recur, refuge, refuge, repair, stamping ground, vacation spot
 See Also: aid, apply, area, assist, assistance, country, dude ranch, employ, gathering place, help, resource, shadow, ski resort, spa, use, utilise, utilize, Waikiki, watering hole, watering place



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*sort"\ (r?*z?rt"), n. [F. ressort.]
    Active power or movement; spring. [A Gallicism] [Obs.]
          Some . . . know the resorts and falls of business that
          can not sink into the main of it.        --Bacon.
  2. \Re*sort"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Resorted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Resorting}.] [OF. resortir to withdraw, take refuge, F.
    ressortir to be in the jurisdiction, LL. resortire; pref. re-
    re- + L. sortiri to draw lots, obtain by lot, from sors lot.
    See {Sort}. The meaning is first to reobtain (by lot), then
    to gain by appeal to a higher court (as a law term), to
    appeal, go for protection or refuge.]
    1. To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
             What men name resort to him?          --Shak.
    2. To fall back; to revert. [Obs.]
             The inheritance of the son never resorted to the
             mother, or to any of her ancestors.   --Sir M. Hale.
    3. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help,
       relief, or advantage.
             The king thought it time to resort to other
             counsels.                             --Clarendon.
  3. \Re*sort"\ (r?*z?rt"), n. [Cf. F. ressort jurisdiction.
    See {Resort}, v.]
    1. The act of going to, or making application; a betaking
       one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as,
       a place of popular resort; -- often figuratively; as, to
       have resort to force.
             Join with me to forbid him her resort. --Shak.
    2. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place
       of frequent assembly; a haunt.
             Far from all resort of mirth.         --Milton.
    3. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource;
    {Last resort}, ultimate means of relief; also, final
       tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are on a resort, represents your need for some relaxation and escape from the pressures of everyday life. You need to re-energize yourself. The dream may also be a pun a "last resort". Don't be afraid to turn to someone for help.