noun \ri-ˈzrt\

: a place where people go for vacations

: something that you choose for help

: the act of doing or using something especially because no other choices are possible

Full Definition of RESORT

a :  one that affords aid or refuge :  resource <went to them as a last resort>
b :  recourse 1a <have resort to outside help>
a :  frequent, habitual, or general visiting <a place of popular resort>
b :  persons who frequent a place :  throng
c (1) :  a frequently visited place :  haunt
(2) :  a place providing recreation and entertainment especially to vacationers

Examples of RESORT

  1. Our first resort was to go to the police.
  2. <the island port was once the resort of smugglers, pirates, and other unsavory characters>

Origin of RESORT

Middle English, return, source of aid, from Anglo-French, from resortir to rebound, resort, from re- + Old French sortir to go out, leave
First Known Use: 14th century



Definition of RESORT

intransitive verb
:  to go especially frequently or habitually :  repair
:  to have recourse <resort to force>

First Known Use of RESORT

15th century


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