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resort

[ ri-zawrt ]
/ rɪˈzɔrt /
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verb (used without object)
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.
noun
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.
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Origin of resort

1325–75; (v.) Middle English resorten<Old French resortir, equivalent to re-re- + sortir to go out, leave, escape, perhaps ultimately <Latin sortīrī to draw lots, though sense development unclear; (noun) Middle English <Old French ressort, derivative of ressortir

OTHER WORDS FROM resort

pre·re·sort, verb (used without object)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH resort

re-sort, resort

Other definitions for resort (2 of 2)

re-sort
[ ree-sawrt ]
/ riˈsɔrt /

verb (used with object)
to sort or arrange (cards, papers, etc.) again.

Origin of re-sort

First recorded in 1885–90; re- + sort

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-sort

re-sort , resort
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British Dictionary definitions for resort (1 of 2)

resort
/ (rɪˈzɔːt) /

verb (intr)
(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
noun
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

Derived forms of resort

resorter, noun

Word Origin for resort

C14: from Old French resortir to come out again, from re- + sortir to emerge

British Dictionary definitions for resort (2 of 2)

re-sort
/ (riːˈsɔːt) /

verb
(tr) to sort again
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Other Idioms and Phrases with resort

resort

see last resort.

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