from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To have recourse: The government resorted to censorship of the press.
- intransitive v. To go customarily or frequently; repair.
- n. A place frequented by people for relaxation or recreation: a ski resort.
- n. A customary or frequent going or gathering: a popular place of resort.
- n. The act of turning to for aid or relief; recourse: raised the money without resort to borrowing.
- n. One turned to for aid or relief: I would ask him only as a last resort.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities such as lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment.
- n. recourse, refuge (something or someone turned to for safety)
- v. To make one's way, go (to).
- v. To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.
- v. to repeat a sorting process; sort again
- n. an act of resorting
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Active power or movement; spring.
- intransitive v. To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
- intransitive v. To fall back; to revert.
- intransitive v. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.
- n. The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; ; -- often figuratively.
- n. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.
- n. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall back; return; revert.
- To go; repair; go customarily or frequently.
- To have recourse; apply; betake one's self: with to: as, to resort to force.
- To visit; frequent.
- n. The act of going to some person or thing or making application; a betaking one's self; recourse: as, a resort to other means of defense; a resort to subterfuges or evasion.
- n. One who or that which is resorted to: as in the phrase last resort (see below).
- n. An assembling; a going to or frequenting in numbers; confluence.
- n. The act of visiting or frequenting one's society; company; intercourse.
- n. A place frequented; a place commonly or habitually visited; a haunt.
- n. In law, the authority or jurisdiction of a court.
- n. Those who frequent a place; those who assemble.
- n. Spring; active power or movement.
- n. Synonyms Resource. Contrivance, etc. See expedient, n.
- To sort over again. Also written distinctively re-sort.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hotel located in a resort area
- n. act of turning to for assistance
- v. have recourse to
- v. move, travel, or proceed toward some place
- n. a frequently visited place
- n. something or someone turned to for assistance or security
Middle English resorten, to return, from Old French resortir, to go out again : re-, re- + sortir, to go out.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English resorten, from Old French resortir ("to fall back, return, resort, have recourse, appeal"), back-formation from sortir ("to go out"). (Wiktionary)
re- + sort (Wiktionary)