Definitions of resort

  1. have recourse to; " The government resorted to rationing meat"
  2. something or someone turned to for assistance or security; " his only recourse was the police"; " took refuge in lying"
  3. act of turning to for assistance; " have recourse to the courts"; " an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
  4. a hotel located in a resort area
  5. Active power or movement; spring.
  6. To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
  7. To fall back; to revert.
  8. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.
  9. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.
  10. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.
  11. 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.
  12. Act of visiting a place frequently; a place much visited; as, a summer resort; that to which, or a person to whom, one applies for aid; as, charity is his final resort; act of going for aid, advantage, etc..
  13. To go often; to apply for aid or to gain an end; as, to resort to law.
  14. To go: to betake one's self: to have recourse: to apply.
  15. Act of resorting: a place much frequented: a haunt: resource.
  16. Act of resorting; place frequented; recourse.
  17. To go frequently; go; have recourse.
  18. To go frequently or habitually; repair.
  19. The act of frequenting a place; a place resorted to or frequented.
  20. A recourse; refuge.
  21. A betaking one's self; assembly; meeting; concourse; the place frequented. Dernier or last resort, ultimate means of relief; final tribunal.
  22. To have recourse; to betake; to repair.
  23. To repair or betake one's self to; to have recourse; to frequent.
  24. Act of resorting; a place much frequented; concourse; tribunal, as in the phrase last resort.

Usage examples for resort

  1. I am going to try the last resort. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  2. I myself will not follow you, never will I resort to such extreme measures while I see hope in men. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  3. Nevertheless, a strike is a legitimate resort at last. – What Social Classes Owe to Each Other by William Graham Sumner
  4. She contemplated a return to Chicago as a last resort, but it was sad to feel that she wasn't wanted.... – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  5. Otherwise, why had Francine been sent to the mountain resort? – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  6. When these fail, there is still the lodging- house as a last resort. – The Children of the Poor by Jacob A. Riis
  7. He had no security of any sort to offer, and had only asked for the loan as a desperate last resort, without the slightest expectation that he would get it. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  8. I did not wait to examine it, although I was very desirous of finding an harbour in those parts, to which I might resort next spring. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  9. Its streets follow the Thames, or come and go from the shores so pleasantly, that there is a sense of the river in it everywhere; and though I suppose people do not now resort to the place so much by water as they used, one is quite free to do so if one likes. – London Films by W.D. Howells
  10. It deserves your best support, And to its rooms you often should resort. – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  11. He might make it his winter resort and come down there every year. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  12. He would not leave the city for any fashionable resort, and they well knew the reason. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  13. The trawl can only be used with advantage on smooth ground; and, of course, a sandy bottom is preferred, not only from that being the usual resort of several valuable kinds of ground fish, but from the less danger there is on such a surface of tearing the net to pieces. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. And, when I see that the case is serious, I resolve to resort to serious measures. – My Little Boy by Carl Ewald Commentator: Alexander Woollcott
  15. The original formula ignored credit, and ignored the possibility of resort to barter. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  16. She would, as a last resort, have challenged Dalton. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  17. " Wilson's reasons for the above conditions are as follows: He believes that he can only resort to mediation provided that public opinion over here remains as favorable to us as it has been during the last few months. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  18. I must get out of him the knowledge he possessed, if I had to resort to a sort of third degree. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  19. Members have been forced to resort to the hunger strike as a means of getting better food in many places. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  20. " I have seen someone I did not expect to find in a resort of gentlemen," said Rotherby, his eyes ever on Mr. Caryll, who- engrossed in his game- was all unconscious of his lordship's advent. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini