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Resort

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Resort \Re*sort"\, verb (used without an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Resort \Re*sort"\ (r?*z?rt"), noun [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; refuge.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

resort

noun

1: a hotel located in a resort area [syn: {resort}, {resort hotel}, {holiday resort}]

2: a frequently visited place [syn: {haunt}, {hangout}, {resort}, {repair}, {stamping ground}]

3: something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying" [syn: {recourse}, {refuge}, {resort}]

4: act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort" [syn: {recourse}, {resort}, {refuge}]

verb

1: have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat" [syn: {fall back}, {resort}, {recur}]

2: move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to his cabin in the woods" [syn: {repair}, {resort}]


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