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Definition of Resort

Resort

  1. Active power or movement; spring.
  2. To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
  3. To fall back; to revert.
  4. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.
  5. 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.
  6. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.
  7. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.

Resort Quotations

All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
Thomas J. Watson

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
H. L. Mencken

Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
Thomas Jefferson

In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.
Michael Musto

Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it.
King Hussein I
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Resort Translations

resort in German is sich begeben, umsortieren
resort in Spanish is recurso
resort in Swedish is ta sin tillflykt, tillflykt