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 resort(noun)

    a hotel located in a resort area

  2. haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping ground(noun)

    a frequently visited place

  3. recourse, refuge, resort(noun)

    something or someone turned to for assistance or security

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

  4. recourse, resort, refuge(verb)

    act of turning to for assistance

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

  5. fall back, resort, recur(verb)

    have recourse to

    "The government resorted to rationing meat"

  6. repair, resort(verb)

    move, travel, or proceed toward some place

    "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

Wiktionary

  1. resort(Noun)

    an act of resorting

  2. resort(Verb)

    to repeat a sorting process, see sort

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resort(noun)

    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. Resort(verb)

    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. Resort(verb)

    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. Resort(verb)

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. resort

    A type of holiday location.

    The holiday resort was clean, tidy, organized and very beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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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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. Matt Brandon:

    They are the last resort to the airfield in many cases, and to have them unarmed is just, I think, it's ludicrous.

  2. Charles Blanke:

    Doctors are obligated to help patients in ways likely to make a difference in their quality of life – controlling pain, improving mood, addressing sleeplessness, etc. – and should offer chemotherapy only as a last resort for those who still want it after true informed consent as to the unlikelihood of it doing any good, doctors need to emphasize they will not abandon the patient with end-stage disease, and that there are ways to help that are not ‘active treatment,’.

  3. Alexander Pope:

    Hither the heroes and nymphs resort,To taste awhile the pleasures of a courtIn various talk th'instuctive hours they past,Who gave the ball, or paid the visit lastOne speaks the glory of the British Queen,And one describes a charming Indian screenlA third interprets motions, looks and eyesAt every word a reputation dies.

  4. Patrick Ptak:

    Forcing this medically fragile community to move should be a last resort, everyone's first priority should be protecting their health and safety.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    I am not a pacifist: I supported the war in Afghanistan, I supported President Clinton's effort to deal with ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, I support air strikes in Syria, i happen to believe from the bottom of my heart that war should be the last resort.

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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

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