resort

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The noun resort means "turning to something or someone else for assistance." You tried everything to figure out your math homework on your own, so asking your dad for help was your last resort.

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Active power or movement; spring.

Noun
act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"

Noun
something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"

Noun
a frequently visited place

Noun
a hotel located in a resort area

Verb
move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

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Verb
have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"


n.
Active power or movement; spring.

v. i.
To go; to repair; to betake one's self.

v. i.
To fall back; to revert.

v. i.
To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.

v.
The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as, a place of popular resort; -- often figuratively; as, to have resort to force.

v.
A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.

v.
That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.


Resort

Re*sort" (r?*z?rt"), n. [F. ressort.] Active power or movement; spring. [A Gallicism] [Obs.]
Some . . . know the resorts and falls of business that can not sink into the main of it.

Resort

Re*sort", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resorting.] [OF. resortir to withdraw, take refuge, F. ressortir to be in the jurisdiction, LL. resortire; pref. re- re- + L. sortiri to draw lots, obtain by lot, from sors lot. See Sort. The meaning is first to reobtain (by lot), then to gain by appeal to a higher court (as a law term), to appeal, go for protection or refuge.] 1. To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
What men name resort to him?
2. To fall back; to revert. [Obs.]
The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
3. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.
The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.

Resort

Re*sort" (r?*z?rt"), n. [Cf. F. ressort jurisdiction. See Resort, v.] 1. The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as, a place of popular resort; -- often figuratively; as, to have resort to force.
Join with me to forbid him her resort.
2. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.
Far from all resort of mirth.
3. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge. Last resort, ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.

Active power or movement; spring.

To go; to repair; to betake one's self.

The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as, a place of popular resort; -- often figuratively; as, to have resort to force.

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Usage Examples

Hawaii was beautiful of course, we played at Turtle Bay an amazing resort right on the ocean.

Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it.

When our opponents on the Left have no serious ideas of their own, they resort to emotional appeals that play up Americans' fears about the future.

Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights. Politics are a lousy way to get things done. Politics are, like God's infinite mercy, a last resort.

Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities.

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Other Usage Examples

All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.

Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces.

ESPN has this problem with sports, it's impossible to fill 24 hours with sports programming so they have to resort to things like poker and arm wrestling tournaments.

Here's my rule: You always want to pay cash for your own books, because if they look at the name on the credit card and then they look at the name on the book jacket, then there's this look of such profound sympathy for you that you had to resort to this. It really is withering.

In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.

In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations to settle international disputes peacefully are now so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost impossible for a state to resort to war without violating one or more solemn treaty obligations.

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