Definitions for Resourceˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs; rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrs
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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
A resource is a source or supply from which benefit is produced. Typically resources are materials, money, services, staff, or other assets that are transformed to produce benefit and in the process may be consumed or made unavailable. Benefits of resource utilization may include increased wealth, meeting needs or wants, proper functioning of a system, or enhanced well being. From a human perspective a natural resource is anything obtained from the environment to satisfy human needs and wants. From a broader biological or ecological perspective a resource satisfies the needs of a living organism. The concept of resources has been applied in diverse realms, including with respect to economics, biology, computer science, land management, and human resources, and is linked to the concepts of competition, sustainability, conservation, and stewardship. In application within human society, commercial or non-commercial factors require resource allocation through resource management. Resources have three main characteristics: utility, limited availability, and potential for depletion or consumption. Resources have been variously categorized as biotic versus abiotic, renewable versus non-renewable, and potential versus actual, along with more elaborate classifications.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Resource' in Nouns Frequency: #341
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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