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.
- re·source·less, adjective
- re·source·less·ness, noun
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How to use resource in a sentence
What’s more, it can use up precious resources on these devices if they can even support a software agent.Perigee infrastructure security solution from former NSA employee moves into public beta | Ron Miller | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
The National Guard is designed to come in when all other resources are exhausted.Mobilizing the National Guard Doesn’t Mean Your State Is Under Martial Law. Usually. | by Logan Jaffe | September 17, 2020 | ProPublica
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The city’s not only overlooking the Mission Valley aquifer water as a resource – it’s planning to build a multibillion-dollar water purification project called Pure Water right over it.Pursuing Independent Water Sources, San Diego Ignores One Beneath Its Feet | MacKenzie Elmer | September 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Information on these resources will be available via a centralized hub for parents.The best back-to-school benefits companies are offering their employees | ehinchliffe | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
We fight over their ownership and control, as if reality were a resource as scarce as the water and oil in Mad Max.
She views music and pop culture as a resource for people to figure out where we are as a society.
For those in the resource world, every ton of junk that goes into a landfill represents wasted energy.
The loss of authenticity is equal to loss of the whole site as a cultural resource—its entire DNA is altered.
And he used that resource to its fullest 128 years ago this week.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty | Elizabeth Mitchell | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It occurred to him then, for the first time, that a third resource was open—he might cut the rope, and let the kite go free!The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Not less so is the barrenness of this country, which was formerly and usually the last resource.
During these hours of leisure, the most agreeable in a Mohammedan woman's life, the pipe is their constant resource.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
"As a last resource your good advice may guide me, Monsieur le Seneschal," said he.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
He realized for the first time what a prop and resource the deep maturity and scornful strength of his mother had been.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for resource
capability, ingenuity, and initiative; quick-wittedness: a 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
- resourceless, adjective
- resourcelessness, noun
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