Definitions of resort

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

Usage examples for resort

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. When these fail, there is still the lodging- house as a last resort. – The Children of the Poor by Jacob A. Riis
  4. He might make it his winter resort and come down there every year. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  5. I am going to try the last resort. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. She would, as a last resort, have challenged Dalton. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  11. 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
  12. " 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
  13. " 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Nevertheless, a strike is a legitimate resort at last. – What Social Classes Owe to Each Other by William Graham Sumner
  17. Otherwise, why had Francine been sent to the mountain resort? – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  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. He would not leave the city for any fashionable resort, and they well knew the reason. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. The original formula ignored credit, and ignored the possibility of resort to barter. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.