place+of+resort

  • 1place of resort — Literally, a place to which people resort for pleasure and recreation. In the usual legal sense, a place to which people resort for gambling and other illegal activities. Lynn v State, 247 Tex Civ App 590, 11 SW 640 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 2Resort — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3resort — [ri zôrt′] vi. [ME resorten < OFr resortir < re , again + sortir, to go out: see SORTIE] 1. to go; esp., to go often, customarily, or generally 2. to have recourse; go or turn (to) for use, help, support, etc. [to resort to harsh measures]… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4resort — (n.) late 14c., that to which one has recourse for aid or assistance, from O.Fr. resort resource, help, back formation from resortir to resort, lit. to go out again, from re again + sortir go out (see SORTIE (Cf. sortie)). Meaning place people go …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5resort — ► VERB (resort to) ▪ turn to and adopt (a strategy or course of action) so as to resolve a difficult situation. ► NOUN 1) a place frequented for holidays or recreation. 2) the action of resorting to something. 3) a strategy or course of action. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6resort — [n1] vacation place camp, fat farm*, hangout, harbor, haunt, haven, hideaway, hideout, holiday spot, hotel, hot spring*, inn, lodge, mineral spring, motel, nest, park, purlieu, refuge, rendezvous, retreat, spa, spot, spring, stomping ground*,… …

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  • 7resort — ▪ I. resort re‧sort 1 [rɪˈzɔːt ǁ ɔːrt] verb resort to something phrasal verb [transitive] to take a bad or unpleasant course of action because everything else has failed: • The company may resort to a temporary closure of its only plant. • We… …

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  • 8resort — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, return, source of aid, from Anglo French, from resortir to rebound, resort, from re + Old French sortir to go out, leave Date: 14th century 1. a. one that affords aid or refuge ; resource < went to them as a&#8230; …

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  • 9resort — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. gather, flock, frequent; turn to; have recourse to. n. haunt, meeting place; refuge, resource. See use, abode, amusement. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A relief in the face of difficulty] Syn. expedient,&#8230; …

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  • 10resort — /rəˈzɔt / (say ruh zawt) noun 1. a place frequented, especially by the public generally: a summer resort. 2. a large hotel with special facilities offered, as sporting activities, health and fitness equipment, gambling, etc. 3. a habitual or&#8230; …

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