[ ree-sawrs, -sohrs, -zawrs, -zohrs, ri-sawrs, -sohrs, -zawrs, -zohrs ]
/ ˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs, rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrs /
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.
Origin of resource
Related formsre·source·less, adjectivere·source·less·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for resourceless
He knew not what to say or do, but gazed in resourceless suspense at the strange figure she made.The Damnation of Theron Ware|Harold Frederic
The inactivity of Watson is only to be accounted for by his total ignorance of the resourceless state of Marion's rifles.The Life of Francis Marion|William Gilmore Simms
British Dictionary definitions for resourceless
/ (rɪˈzɔːs, -ˈsɔːs) /
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 Formsresourceless, 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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