Definitions for: Resort

[n] act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
[n] something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
[n] an area where many people go for recreation
[n] a frequently visited place
[v] have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*sort" (r?*z?rt"), n. [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", v. 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? --Shak.

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"), n. [Cf. F. ressort jurisdiction.
See Resort, v.]
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. --Shak.

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;

Last resort, ultimate means of relief; also, final
tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.

Synonyms: fall back, hangout, haunt, holiday resort, playground, recourse, recourse, recur, refuge, refuge, repair, stamping ground, vacation spot

See Also: aid, apply, area, assist, assistance, country, dude ranch, employ, gathering place, help, resource, shadow, ski resort, spa, use, utilise, utilize, Waikiki, watering hole, watering place

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