What does Resource mean?

Definitions for Resourceˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs; rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Resource.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resource(noun)

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

  2. resource(noun)

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

    "the local library is a valuable resource"

  3. resource, resourcefulness, imagination(noun)

    the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems

    "a man of resource"


  1. resource(Noun)

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

  2. resource(Noun)

    A person's capacity to deal with difficulty.

    a man/woman of resource

  3. resource(Verb)

    To supply with resources

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resource(noun)

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

  2. Resource(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    The human mind is our fundamental resource.

  2. Peter Hall:

    Non-resource exports are critical at the moment.

  3. Herbert Clark Hoover:

    Children are our most valuable natural resource.

  4. Youssef Zohny:

    The resource areas continue to trade at oversold levels.

  5. Mark Healy:

    PET is a great resource and can have benefits for people.

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