resort, resort hotel, holiday resort(noun)
a hotel located in a resort area
haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping ground(noun)
a frequently visited place
recourse, refuge, resort(noun)
something or someone turned to for assistance or security
"his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
recourse, resort, refuge(verb)
act of turning to for assistance
"have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
fall back, resort, recur(verb)
have recourse to
"The government resorted to rationing meat"
move, travel, or proceed toward some place
"He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
an act of resorting
to repeat a sorting process, see sort
active power or movement; spring
to go; to repair; to betake one's self
to fall back; to revert
to have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage
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
a place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt
that to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge
Origin: [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.]
A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for vacations and/or tourism. Resorts are places, towns or sometimes commercial establishment operated by a single company. Towns which are resorts — or where tourism or vacationing is a major part of the local activity — are sometimes called resort towns. If they are by the sea they are called seaside resorts. Inland resorts include ski resorts, mountain resorts and spa towns. Towns such as Sochi in Russia, Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, Barizo in Spain, Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy, Druskininkai in Lithuania, Cancún in Mexico, Newport, Rhode Island, in the USA, Ischgl in Austria, St. Moritz in Switzerland, Blackpool in England and Malam Jabba in Pakistan are well-known resorts. In North American English, the term "resort" is now also used for a self-contained commercial establishment which attempts to provide for most of a vacationer's wants while remaining on the premises, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping. The term may be used to identify a hotel property that provides an array of amenities and typically includes entertainment and recreational activities. A hotel is frequently a central feature of a resort, such as the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan. A resort is not always a commercial establishment operated by a single company, although in the late twentieth century this sort of facility became more common.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-zort′, v.i. to go: to betake one's self: to have recourse: to apply.—n. act of resorting: a place much frequented: a haunt: resource: company.—n. Resort′er, a frequenter.—Last resort, the last means of relief, the final tribunal—the French dernier ressort. [Fr. ressortir—L. re-, back, sortīri, to cast lots—sors, sortis, a lot.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
(SUMMER) A place where the tired grow more tired. From Eng. _rest_, and Grk. _orizo_, to limit. A place where rest is limited.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'resort' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4735
Rank popularity for the word 'resort' in Nouns Frequency: #1656
The numerical value of resort in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of resort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.
It will be the last resort and only when the country is united.
We shall have lost something vital and beyond price on the day when the state denies us the right to resort to force...
We’ve also re-imagined Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, adding many new enhancements to one of our original resort hotels.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
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Translations for resort
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Ausweg, zurückfallen, heimfallen, Ferienort, verfallen, Zuflucht, Kurort, zurückgreifen, Resort, zurückkehren, verlegen, kommenGerman
- καταφεύγω, επαναταξινομώ, προσφεύγω, θέρετροGreek
- realinear, reacomodar, estación turística, recurso, refugio, cambiar planes, reordenarSpanish
- turvautua, lomakohde, uudelleenjärjestää, turva, lomakeskusFinnish
- lieu de vacances, recourir, retrier, recours, resort, sortieFrench
- կուրորտ, առողջարանArmenian
- uitweg, vakantieoord, toevluchtDutch
- ty tilNorwegian
- kurort, uciec się, posortować, uciekać się, ponownie, uzdrowiskoPolish
- resort, reordenar, refúgio, recorrer, recursoPortuguese
- здравница, курортRussian
- semesterort, kurort, omsortera, tillflykt, tillhållSwedish
- tatil köyü, çareTurkish
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