Definitions for Resourceˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs; rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•sourceˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs; rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrs(n.)
a source of supply, support, or aid, esp. one that can be readily drawn upon when needed:
a natural resource; a commercial resource.
Category: Common Vocabulary
resources, the collective wealth of a country or its means of producing wealth.
Usu., resources. money, or any property that can be converted into money; assets.
Often, resources. an available means afforded by the mind or one's personal capabilities:
to have resource against loneliness.
an action or measure to which one may have recourse in an emergency; expedient.
capability in dealing with a situation or in meeting difficulties:
a woman of resource.
Origin of resource:
1640–50; < F ressource, OF ressourse, n. use of fem. ptp. of resourdre to rise up < L resurgere=re-re - +surgere to rise up, lift
available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
"the local library is a valuable resource"
resource, resourcefulness, imagination(noun)
the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems
"a man of resource"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
resource(noun)ˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs; rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrs
a natural supply of sth that is useful
the country's coal resources
resourceˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs; rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrs
sth that gives useful information
teaching resources; a great resource for financial information
Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel.
A person's capacity to deal with difficulty.
a man/woman of resource
To supply with resources
Origin: From resource, from resourdre, from resurgere. See resourd, resurgent, source.
that to which one resorts orr on which one depends for supply or support; means of overcoming a difficulty; resort; expedient
pecuniary means; funds; money, or any property that can be converted into supplies; available means or capabilities of any kind
Translations for Resource
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually in plural) something that gives help, support etc when needed; a supply; a means
We have used up all our resources; We haven't the resources at this school for teaching handicapped children.
- وَسيلَه، مَصْدَر، أموالArabic
- recursoPortuguese (BR)
- zdroj; zásoba, prostředkyCzech
- middel; ressourceDanish
- πόρος, μέσο (πληθ.)Greek
- ذخایر؛ منابعFarsi
- resursi, zaposleniciCroatian
- anyagi eszközökHungarian
- sumber dayaIndonesian
- úrræði; efni; forðiIcelandic
- 필요할 때 도움이 되는 것Korean
- lėšos, resursaiLithuanian
- resursi; krājumi; līdzekļiLatvian
- (hjelpe)middel, ressursNorwegian
- ذخایر؛ منابعPersian
- توښه، ذخيره، څورى، پاسره: چينه، منبع: تد بير، چارهPashto
- возможность; средствоRussian
- zdroj; zásoba, prostriedkySlovak
- resurser, tillgångarSwedish
- วิธีการ; ทรัพยากรThai
- 財力物力Chinese (Trad.)
- можливості; засобиUkrainian
- sự giúp đỡVietnamese
- 物力财力对策，办法Chinese (Simp.)
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