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
A powerful way to transform an existing city into a sustainable one—a city that preserves the earth rather than ruining it—is to reduce all the waste streams and then use what remains as a resource.
They are all greatly appreciated, used as a resource and eventually donated to Special Collections at the Glendale Public Library.
Dealing with cholera is pulling away resources and food meant to go to battling famine, warned the U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick.
The loans illustrate how desperate the school system is for cash, as well as bankers' continued skepticism of the degree to which the district is relying on Springfield for financial resources.
According to that line of logic, then, investing time and resources in individuals who will not be released is a waste.
Seniors can learn about state and local resources and can receive blood pressure screenings and immunizations.
The rankings were determined by judging hospitals in nine specialties, commitment to patient safety, clinical resources, family centeredness, and other measures.
More than just leftovers, asteroids offer clues to the earliest days of our solar system, as well as the promise of valuable minerals and precious resources.
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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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