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
As with Dakota Access, Line 3’s opponents include tribal groups that say oil spills would threaten their vital resources.
As a result of the sanctions, U.S. companies are prohibited from loaning the bank money or buying equity in the institution, an attempt to drain resources from the Russian economy.
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The country’s economic growth drivers have been based largely on exploiting natural resources, and these are reaching their environmental limits, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a report in March.
His platform to pursue fewer cases and focus resources on major offenders also runs counter to the message from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a conservative Republican who calls for more aggressive prosecution.
Franciscan has proposed the construction a new $300 million hospital in Gary in exchange for ending the consent decree that mandates Methodist devote equal resources between Merrillville and Gary.
Others demonstrate the skill of artists often working with limited resources.
The victims were taken by an Alabama marine resources crew from medical treatment at Billy Goat Hole, according to the AP report.
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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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