verb (used without object)
- resorption lacuna,
Origin of resort
verb (used with object)
Origin of re-sort
Examples from the Web for resort
Winter Resort operators are harnessing an unlikely source to power their operations: the sun.
That left nuclear weapons as the only resort to stop a Soviet invasion.
There are collections for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter and Haute Couture and Resort.The Drama of Being a Model: Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill Land in Fashion Week|Allison McNearney|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fight took place in February at a resort casino in Atlantic City called Revel.Hey NFL Fans: Ray Rice Isn’t the Problem. You Are.|Steve Almond|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The number of cases of women who resort to violence to be set free is an indication of the problem,” she says.
It is certain that the human race always has, and probably always will, resort to beverages more or less stimulating.The Galaxy|Various
I was ruined beyond repair, and I had, on the third morning, worked myself up to resort for relief to a loaded pistol.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims|Andrew Steinmetz
Owing to its beautiful surroundings Dillenburg has become a favourite summer resort.
Resort must be had, therefore, to estimates of contemporaries and later writers.
The oldest Kenway girl longed to go herself to the resort in the mountains where Luke Shepard lay ill.The Corner House Girls Among the Gypsies|Grace Brooks Hill
Word Origin for resort
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.
see last resort.