Resort

Definition of Resort

Re`sort´   Pronunciation: r?`z?rt´
n.1.Active power or movement; spring.
Some . . . know the resorts and falls of business that can not sink into the main of it.
- Bacon.
v. i.1.To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
[imp. & p. p. Resorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resorting.]
What men name resort to him?
- Shak.
2.To fall back; to revert.
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.
n.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.

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