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resource

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1 something that one uses to accomplish an end especially when the usual means is not available
  • we used every possible resource to raise the funds needed to save our town's oldest house

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2 resources plural available money
  • do you have the resources to buy a new car or even a used car?

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resource, resort, expedient, shift, makeshift, stopgap mean something one turns to in the absence of the usual means or source of supply. resource and resort apply to anything one falls back upon. exhausted all of their resources a last resort expedient may apply to any device or contrivance used when the usual one is not at hand or not possible. a flimsy expedient shift implies a tentative or temporary imperfect expedient. desperate shifts to stave off foreclosure makeshift implies an inferior expedient adopted because of urgent need or allowed through indifference. old equipment employed as a makeshift stopgap applies to something used temporarily as an emergency measure. a new law intended only as a stopgap

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The first known use of resource was circa 1611

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“Resource.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/resource. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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