What does Resource mean?

Definitions for Resource
ˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs; rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrsRe·source

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resourcenoun

    available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

  2. resourcenoun

    a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

    "the local library is a valuable resource"

  3. resource, resourcefulness, imaginationnoun

    the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems

    "a man of resource"


  1. resourcenoun

    Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel.

    Etymology: From resource, from resourdre, from resurgere. See resourd, resurgent, source.

  2. resourcenoun

    A person's capacity to deal with difficulty.

    a man/woman of resource

    Etymology: From resource, from resourdre, from resurgere. See resourd, resurgent, source.

  3. resourceverb

    To supply with resources

    Etymology: From resource, from resourdre, from resurgere. See resourd, resurgent, source.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resourcenoun

    that to which one resorts orr on which one depends for supply or support; means of overcoming a difficulty; resort; expedient

  2. Resourcenoun

    pecuniary means; funds; money, or any property that can be converted into supplies; available means or capabilities of any kind


  1. Resource

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Resource

    re-sōrs′, n. a source of help: an expedient: (pl.) means of raising money: means of any kind: funds.—adj. Resource′ful, shifty.—n. Resource′fulness.—adj. Resource′less. [O. Fr. resourceresourdre—L. resurgĕre, to rise again.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. resource

    Expedient. A good seaman is ever a man of resources.

Editors Contribution

  1. resource

    A type of natural matter or energy that has the capacity to create a form of power

    Natural resources include wind power, solar farms, tide power, hybrid solar power and hydroelectric power

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  
  2. resource

    An item of support to use for a just and fair purpose.

    The company and society had an ethical responsibility to use its resource wisely.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  
  3. resource

    People who work together as a united team.

    The company knew it only had a business as the employees worked efficiently to provide their goods, products and deliveries to their customers.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Resource' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4225

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Resource' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3485

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Resource' in Nouns Frequency: #341

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Resource in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Resource in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Resource in a Sentence

  1. Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber:

    If any out-of-town agitators are watching this, if anyone's planning to enhance their techniques tomorrow or the next day, we are ready for you, we are prepared. We will not willingly give up the city. You will have to go through every resource that I have and every resource that Lafayette Police have in order to do harm to the citizens or to their property.

  2. Rahm Emanuel:

    While we’re going to add significant resources to our police department, no resource will match the resource of an officer knowing the neighborhood they work in supports their work.

  3. Andrea Canaan:

    It's as if we think liberation a fixed quantity, that there is only so much to go around. That an individual or community is liberated at the expense of another When we view liberation as a scarce resource, something only a precious few of us can have, we stifle our potential, our creativity, our genius for living, learning and growing.

  4. Kiyoshi Ejima:

    This resource exists, there are minke whales down in the Antarctic that are of body weight of about 5,000 kilograms (11,000 lb) to 10,000 kg (22,000 lb).

  5. Chris Saeger:

    A strong BLM rule would ensure that industry has an incentive to capture and sell a valuable resource, ensuring taxpayers get the royalties that they deserve in return.

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