What does resort mean?

Definitions for resort
rɪˈzɔrtre·sort

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resort, resort hotel, holiday resortnoun

    a hotel located in a resort area

  2. haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping groundnoun

    a frequently visited place

  3. recourse, refuge, resortnoun

    something or someone turned to for assistance or security

    "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"

  4. recourse, resort, refugeverb

    act of turning to for assistance

    "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"

  5. fall back, resort, recurverb

    have recourse to

    "The government resorted to rationing meat"

  6. repair, resortverb

    move, travel, or proceed toward some place

    "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

Wiktionary

  1. resortnoun

    an act of resorting

  2. resortverb

    to repeat a sorting process, see sort

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resortnoun

    active power or movement; spring

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Resortverb

    to go; to repair; to betake one's self

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Resortverb

    to fall back; to revert

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Resortverb

    to have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Resort

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Resort

    a place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Resort

    that to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Resort

    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

  1. Resort

    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

  1. RESORT

    (SUMMER) A place where the tired grow more tired. From Eng. _rest_, and Grk. _orizo_, to limit. A place where rest is limited.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resort' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4735

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resort' in Nouns Frequency: #1656

Anagrams for resort »

  1. Retros

  2. Roster

  3. Sorter

  4. Storer

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resort in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of resort in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    At a time when Donald Trump and the health insurance industry are lying every day about Medicare-for-all, I would hope that my fellow Democrats would not resort to misinformation about my legislation.

  2. Yvette Monet:

    Resort fees are plainly stated on our hotel reservations websites, prior to a guest making a reservation, information about the fees is also stated by our reservation agents when a guest makes a reservation over the telephone.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    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.

  4. Patrick Yeung:

    It is understandable that protesters resort to extreme means, i hope Beijing can meddle less in Hong Kong's affairs, which could actually stabilize Hong Kong and curb people's anger.

  5. The Ladsous memo:

    Current planning considers that any United Nations uniformed deployment would be a measure of last resort, where political dialogue and preventative deployments have failed to avert widespread conflict and where no first-responder-nation or coalition-of-the-willing has stepped forward, but a truly worst-case scenario will result in a scale of violence beyond the United Nations capacity to protect.

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Translations for resort

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  • منتجعArabic
  • курортBulgarian
  • 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
  • kuurortEstonian
  • ویلاPersian
  • turvautua, lomakohde, uudelleenjärjestää, turva, lomakeskusFinnish
  • lieu de vacances, recourir, retrier, recours, resort, sortieFrench
  • կուրորտ, առողջարանArmenian
  • resortIndonesian
  • ricorrereItalian
  • リゾートJapanese
  • confugioLatin
  • 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
  • سیرگاہUrdu
  • 采取Chinese

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