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Webster 1913 Edition


Resort

Re-sort′

(r?-z?rt′)
,
Noun.
[F.
ressort
.]
Active power or movement; spring.
[A Gallicism]
[Obs.]
Some . . . know the
resorts
and falls of business that can not sink into the main of it.
Bacon.

Re-sort′

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Resorted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Resorting
.]
[OF.
resortir
to withdraw, take refuge, F.
ressortir
to be in the jurisdiction, LL.
resortire
; pref.
re-
re- + L.
sortiri
to draw lots, obtain by lot, from
sors
lot. See
Sort
. The meaning is first to reobtain (by lot), then to gain by appeal to a higher court (as a law term), to appeal, go for protection or refuge.]
1.
To go; to repair; to betake one’s self.
What men name
resort
to him?
Shakespeare
2.
To fall back; to revert.
[Obs.]
The inheritance of the son never
resorted
to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
Sir M. Hale.
3.
To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.
The king thought it time to
resort
to other counsels.
Clarendon.

Re-sort′

(r?-z?rt′)
,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
ressort
jurisdiction. See
Resort
,
Verb.
]
1.
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
.
Join with me to forbid him her
resort
.
Shakespeare
2.
A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.
Far from all
resort
of mirth.
Milton.
3.
That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.
Last resort
,
ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.

Webster 1828 Edition


Resort

RESORT'

,
Verb.
I.
s as z.
1.
To have recourse; to apply; to betake.
The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.
2.
To go; to repair.
The people resort to him again. Mark 10. John 18.
3.
To fall back.
The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother. Obs.

RESORT'

,
Noun.
1.
The act of going to or making application; a betaking one's self; as a resort to other means of defense; a resort to subterfuges for evasion.
2.
Act of visiting.
Join with me to forbid him her resort.
3.
Assembly; meeting.
4.
Concourse; frequent assembling; as a place of resort.
5.
The place frequented; as, alehouses are the resorts of the idle and dissolute.
6.
Spring; active power or movement; a Gallicism. [Not in use.]
Last resort, ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.

Definition 2023


resort

resort

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɨˈzɔ(ɹ)t/

Noun

resort (plural resorts)

  1. A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities such as lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment.
  2. Recourse, refuge (something or someone turned to for safety).
    to have resort to violence
    • Shakespeare
      Join with me to forbid him her resort.
  3. (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.
    • Milton
      far from all resort of mirth
Translations

Verb

resort (third-person singular simple present resorts, present participle resorting, simple past and past participle resorted)

  1. To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.
    • Clarendon
      The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      He resorted to his pint of wine for consolation, drank it all in a few minutes, and fell asleep on his arms, with his hair straggling over the table []
    • 2012 January 1, Stephen Ledoux, “Behaviorism at 100”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 60:
      Becoming more aware of the progress that scientists have made on behavioral fronts can reduce the risk that other natural scientists will resort to mystical agential accounts when they exceed the limits of their own disciplinary training.
  2. To fall back; to revert.
    • Sir M. Hale
      The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
  3. To make one's way, go (to).
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XIII:
      The same daye went Jesus out off the housse, and sat by the seesyde, and moch people resorted unto him, so gretly that he went and sat in a shyppe, and all the people stode on the shoore.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

re- + sort

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɹiːˈsɔ(ɹ)t/

Verb

resort (third-person singular simple present resorts, present participle resorting, simple past and past participle resorted)

  1. to repeat a sorting process; sort again
Translations

Noun

resort (plural resorts)

  1. An act of sorting again.
    • 1991, Dr. Dobb's journal: software tools for the professional programmer, Volume 16:
      "If further sorting is required, begin anew with opcode = 0. opcode = -3 may be set to build an index file following an initial sort with opcode set to 0, or a resort with opcode set to -1.

Etymology 3

French ressort.

Noun

resort (plural resorts)

  1. (obsolete) Active power or movement; spring.
    • Francis Bacon
      Some [] know the resorts and falls of business that cannot sink into the main of it.

Anagrams


Portuguese

Noun

resort m (plural resorts)

  1. resort (a relaxing environment for people on vacation)