Definition of Resort

1. Noun. A hotel located in a resort area.

Exact synonyms: Holiday Resort, Resort Hotel
Generic synonyms: Hotel
Specialized synonyms: Dude Ranch, Honeymoon Resort, Ski Resort
Group relationships: Playground, Resort Area, Vacation Spot

2. Verb. Have recourse to. "The government resorted to rationing meat"
Exact synonyms: Fall Back, Recur
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize

3. Noun. A frequently visited place.
Exact synonyms: Hangout, Haunt, Repair, Stamping Ground
Generic synonyms: Area, Country
Specialized synonyms: Gathering Place
Derivative terms: Hang Out, Haunt, Repair

4. Verb. Move, travel, or proceed toward some place. "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
Exact synonyms: Repair
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Derivative terms: Repair

5. Noun. Something or someone turned to for assistance or security. "Took refuge in lying"
Exact synonyms: Recourse, Refuge
Generic synonyms: Resource
Specialized synonyms: Shadow

6. Noun. Act of turning to for assistance. "An appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
Exact synonyms: Recourse, Refuge
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Assistance, Help

Definition of Resort

1. n. Active power or movement; spring.

2. v. i. To go; to repair; to betake one's self.

3. n. The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as, a place of popular resort; -- often figuratively; as, to have resort to force.

Definition of Resort

1. Noun. A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities such as lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment. ¹

2. Noun. recourse, refuge (gloss something or someone turned to for safety) ¹

3. Verb. To make one's way, go (to). ¹

4. Verb. To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration. ¹

5. Verb. to repeat a sorting process, see sort ¹

6. Noun. an act of resorting ¹

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Definition of Resort

1. to go frequently or habitually [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Resort

resorcinol phthalic anhydride
resorcinol test
resorcinolphthalein sodium
resorption atelectasis
resorption lacunae
resort (current term)
resort area
resort hotel

Literary usage of Resort

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Egypt by Eva Ambros (2001)
"Shams Alam Beach resort, 45 km south, tel. only available via satellite: ... Helnan Holiday Village, tel. 500401. Safari Beach resort, 18 km north of ..."

2. The Popular Science MonthlyScience (1893)
"Adirondack^ as a health-resort. Joseph W. Stickler, MD, 29 : 418. ... Winter resort« of Florida, Georgia, etc., California, Mexico, and Cuba, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Compelled to resort to flight at the time of the French invasion, he first betook himself to Vienna and afterward to Moscow, where he was engaged in the ..."

4. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... and they are not always complimentary to the budding fashionable resort. " Harrogate," said Smollett, after a visit there about the middle of the last ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"We again resort to the language of the opinion of the Illinois court for the ... In determining what purpose is expressed in the section, resort must ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1845)
"... principally intended to show the necessity of an early resort to the operation. By JOHN C. WARREN, MD, Professor of Anatomy and Operative Surgery in ..."

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