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
Two decades ago, caught in a frenetic bout of industrialization and urbanization that left resources for little else, the city had few museums and no art market to speak of.
Comfortable as can be in sky-high stilettos, Trump is expected to stick with her go-to resource — Manolo Blahnik.
Our state pages have resources to report misconduct or check a physician for disciplinary sanctions.
Wake County schools don’t have their own police force so the district contracts with local police to place school resource officers on campuses.
Women elected to corporate boards tend to have more experience in risk management and human resources than their male counterparts—a boon for corporate governance, a recent study says.
Even government officials seem to have changed their perspective recently, acknowledging that Sweden may not have the resources to welcome every refugee to the country.
To decorate, find a bowl full of pinecones or acorns (Jamali Garden in the floral district is a great resource).
From oil in Algeria to zinc in Gabon to copper in the Congo, China is muscling in on natural resources all across Africa on a massive scale.
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Origin and Etymology of resource
French ressource, from Old French ressourse relief, resource, from resourdre to relieve, literally, to rise again, from Latin resurgere — more at resurrection
First Known Use: circa 1611
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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