- to sort or arrange (cards, papers, etc.) again.
Origin of re-sort
- to have recourse for use, help, or accomplishing something, often as a final available option or resource: to resort to war.
- to go, especially frequently or customarily: a beach to which many people resort.
- a place to which people frequently or generally go for relaxation or pleasure, especially one providing rest and recreation facilities for vacationers: a popular winter resort.
- habitual or general going, as to a place or person.
- use of or appeal to some person or thing for aid, satisfaction, service, etc.; resource: to have resort to force; a court of last resort.
- a person or thing resorted to for aid, satisfaction, service, etc.
Origin of resort
Examples from the Web for resorting
The meaning of a “probability” estimate can be understood by resorting to the last refuge of political metaphors: sports.You Don’t Need Nate Silver to ‘Predict’ a GOP Win This Fall
March 26, 2014
Demonstrators accused police of resorting to violence without warning or obvious reason.Gezi Park Teen’s Death Rocks Turkey
March 13, 2014
Gupta said patients are resorting to trial and error, and they are forced to discover proper dosage on their own.Sanjay Gupta’s Pot Pilgrimage for Pain Relief
Valerie Vande Panne
March 11, 2014
Now that the house of lies has collapsed, Armstrong is resorting to that great tradition of the Oprah interview.I Was Deluded to Believe Lance Armstrong When He Denied Doping
January 14, 2013
Men are seen as weak for resorting to a complaint in the first place.Napolitano ‘Frat House’ Claims, and the Issue of Harassed Males
August 15, 2012
My mistake was in treating him too kindly—in not resorting to the strong arm in the beginning.Breaking Away
She was aware of his custom of resorting now and then to his old workshop.The Golden Shoemaker
J. W. Keyworth
He was obliged however, to humiliate himself by resorting to argument.Ran Away to Sea
But would any number of men have dreamed of resorting to such an expedient?The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
There appeared, however, no intention of resorting to violence.
- (usually foll by to) to have recourse (to) for help, use, etcto resort to violence
- to go, esp often or habitually; repairto resort to the beach
- a place to which many people go for recreation, rest, etca holiday resort
- the use of something as a means, help, or recourse
- the act of going to a place, esp for recreation, rest, etc
- last resort the last possible course of action open to one
- (tr) to sort again
Word Origin and History for resorting
late 14c., "that to which one has recourse for aid or assistance," from Old French resort "resource, a help, an aid, a remedy," back-formation from resortir "to resort," literally "to go out again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sortir "go out" (see sortie). Meaning "place people go for recreation" is first recorded 1754. Phrase in the last resort (1670s) translates French en dernier ressort, originally of legal appeals.
c.1400, "issue; come out again;" mid-15c., "to go to (someone) for aid," from Old French resortir, from resort (see resort (n.)). Related: Resorted; resorting.
Idioms and Phrases with resorting
see last resort.