Definitions for resort
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word resort.
resort, resort hotel, holiday resortnoun
a hotel located in a resort area
haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping groundnoun
a frequently visited place
recourse, refuge, resortnoun
something or someone turned to for assistance or security
"his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
recourse, resort, refugeverb
act of turning to for assistance
"have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
fall back, resort, recurverb
have recourse to
"The government resorted to rationing meat"
move, travel, or proceed toward some place
"He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
an act of resorting
to repeat a sorting process, see sort
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Unknown, unquestion’d in that thick resort. Dryden.
The like places of resort are frequented by men out of place. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.
Join with me to forbid him her resort. William Shakespeare.
Some know the resorts and falls of business, that cannot sink into the main of it. Francis Bacon, Essays.
In fortune’s empire blindly thus we go,
We wander after pathless destiny,
Whose dark resorts since prudence cannot know,
In vain it would provide for what shall be. Dryden.
Etymology: ressortir, Fr.
The king thought it time to resort to other counsels, and to provide force to chastise them, who had so much despised all his gentler remedies. Edward Hyde, b. ii.
Thither shall all the valiant youth resort,
And from his memory inflame their breasts
To matchless valour. John Milton, Agonistes.
Hither the heroes and the nymphs resort. Alexander Pope.
The sons of light
Hasted, resorting to the summons high. John Milton.
To Argos’ realms the victor god resorts,
And enters cold Crotopus’ humble courts. Alexander Pope.
The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother or to any of her ancestors, but both were totally excluded from the succession. Matthew Hale, Law of England.
active power or movement; spring
to go; to repair; to betake one's self
to fall back; to revert
to have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage
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
a place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt
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.]
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
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'resort' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4735
Rank popularity for the word 'resort' in Nouns Frequency: #1656
The numerical value of resort in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of resort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of an evolutionary standby system, a last-resort device for throwing a wild joker into the game?
I believe she expressed a slight bit of displeasure about her accommodations, i explained to her this is a jail, not a resort.
Almost no chance the motion is granted, discovery violations can result in sanctions, exclusion of evidence and adverse jury instructions, but dismissal with prejudice is the last resort.
The procedure meant we didnt have to resort to more intrusive surgery, while relieving Kuzma of any pain and making it much more comfortable for him during mealtimes.
Bernie Sanders had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character.
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Translations for resort
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- 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
- lomakeskus, turvautua, lomakohde, uudelleenjärjestää, turvaFinnish
- sortie, resort, recours, retrier, recourir, lieu de vacancesFrench
- առողջարան, կուրորտArmenian
- 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
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