Definition of resource
1a : a source of supply or support : an available means —usually used in pluralb : a natural source of wealth or revenue —often used in pluralc : a natural feature or phenomenon that enhances the quality of human lifed : computable wealth —usually used in plurale : a source of information or expertise
2 : something to which one has recourse in difficulty : expedient
3 : a possibility of relief or recovery
4 : a means of spending one's leisure time
5 : an ability to meet and handle a situation : resourcefulness
Examples of resource in a Sentence
Oil is essentially their only resource.
The computer laboratory is an essential resource for students.
Recent Examples of resource from the Web
IDENTIFY YOUR RESOURCES A small-business mentor from SCORE is invaluable to entrepreneurs, Posner says.
Many can be viewed anew at online resources like the Thanatos Archive.
The $59,900 study was commissioned by Harford County Executive Barry Glassman's administration to assess existing resources, analyze market opportunities and help drive revitalization efforts in the area, according to the announcement.
These acoustic resources are important for our physical and emotional well-being, and are beautiful.
Resources respond to the MM 15 fire on HWY21 - Hilltop.
Resources from Taylor County Fire, EMS and Sheriff;s office were used during the search as well as Campbellsville Fire and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Since 2005, there have been almost 7,700 data breaches which have exposed more than 900 million records in the U.S. according to the resource center.
SCORE is a nonprofit association and a resource affiliate of the US Small Business Administration.
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Synonym Discussion of resource
RESOURCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of resource for English Language Learners
: something that a country has and can use to increase its wealth
: a supply of something (such as money) that someone has and can use when it is needed
: a place or thing that provides something useful
RESOURCE Defined for Kids
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