What does resort mean?

Definitions for resort

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"


  1. resortnoun

    an act of resorting

  2. resortverb

    to repeat a sorting process, see sort

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resortnoun

    active power or movement; spring

  2. Resortverb

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

  3. Resortverb

    to fall back; to revert

  4. Resortverb

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

  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

  6. Resort

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

  7. Resort

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

  8. 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.]


  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


    (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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British National Corpus

  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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  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. Kikuo Iwata:

    For the reflationist-minded board members, the last resort would be to ramp up government bond buying or take interest rates deeper into negative territory.

  2. William Schaffner:

    People are still hospitalized with this, and the vast majority continue to be unvaccinated, a hospital is not a resort hotel.

  3. Ibnu Hadi:

    I ’d like to explain that the bikini( stunt) was only for one event. It was for the airline’s launch of their new route to Nha Trang, which is a resort city so Nha Trang’s why they wore bikinis.

  4. Alberto Canal:

    Since their network can't compete against FiOS, they resort to legal stunts, which we will challenge vigorously.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    When everyone involved gets caught to have jointly got the things to rot, the last resort to protect owns skin is to put all blame on the machine only for it can’t speak the truth.

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  • منتجعArabic
  • курортBulgarian
  • Zuflucht, Ferienort, Resort, zurückkehren, verlegen, zurückgreifen, kommen, heimfallen, verfallen, Ausweg, Kurort, zurückfallenGerman
  • προσφεύγω, θέρετρο, καταφεύγω, επαναταξινομώGreek
  • reordenar, estación turística, recurso, cambiar planes, realinear, refugio, reacomodarSpanish
  • kuurortEstonian
  • ویلاPersian
  • lomakeskus, turvautua, lomakohde, uudelleenjärjestää, turvaFinnish
  • sortie, resort, recours, retrier, recourir, lieu de vacancesFrench
  • առողջարան, կուրորտArmenian
  • resortIndonesian
  • ricorrereItalian
  • リゾートJapanese
  • confugioLatin
  • uitweg, toevlucht, vakantieoordDutch
  • ty tilNorwegian
  • ponownie, kurort, uciec się, posortować, uciekać się, uzdrowiskoPolish
  • refúgio, reordenar, recorrer, resort, recursoPortuguese
  • курорт, здравницаRussian
  • tillhåll, omsortera, kurort, tillflykt, semesterortSwedish
  • tatil köyü, çareTurkish
  • سیرگاہUrdu
  • 采取Chinese

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. crate
    • B. canopy
    • C. ternion
    • D. recital

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