resource

[ ree-sawrs, -sohrs, -zawrs, -zohrs, ri-sawrs, -sohrs, -zawrs, -zohrs ]
/ ˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs, rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrs /

noun

a source of supply, support, or aid, especially one that can be readily drawn upon when needed.
resources, the collective wealth of a country or its means of producing wealth.
Usually resources. money, or any property that can be converted into money; assets.
Often resources. an available means afforded by the mind or one's personal capabilities: to have resource against loneliness.
an action or measure to which one may have recourse in an emergency; expedient.
capability in dealing with a situation or in meeting difficulties: a woman of resource.

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Origin of resource

1640–50; <French ressource,Old French ressourse, noun derivative of resourdre to rise up <Latin resurgere, equivalent to re-re- + surgere to rise up, lift; see resurge, source

OTHER WORDS FROM resource

re·source·less, adjectivere·source·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for resource

resource
/ (rɪˈzɔːs, -ˈsɔːs) /

noun

capability, ingenuity, and initiative; quick-wittednessa man of resource
(often plural) a source of economic wealth, esp of a country (mineral, land, labour, etc) or business enterprise (capital, equipment, personnel, etc)
a supply or source of aid or support; something resorted to in time of need
a means of doing something; expedient

Derived forms of resource

resourceless, adjectiveresourcelessness, noun

Word Origin for resource

C17: from Old French ressourse relief, from resourdre to rise again, from Latin resurgere, from re- + surgere to rise
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